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120 shows, 4 tours, 3 albums and 2 records since we formed 2 years ago in Austin, TX! Our new album is done, as are our pockets!
120 shows, 4 tours, 3 albums and 2 records since we formed 2 years ago in Austin, TX! Our new album is done, as are our pockets!
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The Sour Notes are a band from Austin, TX. We got together back in 2008 and come this January 2011 we will have put out three albums, two 7-inch records, played 120 shows and gone on four tours.

This high rate of productivity is expensive and being that we’re an independent rock band doing it on our own dime, it can sometimes be downright near impossible.

Despite our demanding work and school schedules, we’ve managed to finish recording our fourth album. Like anything you pour your efforts into, you want the final product to receive the care and attention it needs to flourish. We've always approached our musical production with the most seriousness and care an independent budget could afford. But we are particularly proud of our latest effort, we went all out this time even commissioning local indie chamber pop darlings Mother Falcon to lay down strings and brass!

We’ve been lucky enough to have such a supportive network and fanbase to enable us to get this far, but the time has come to take it a step further.

That’s where you come in. Your generous pledge would go towards the mixing, mastering and replication costs required to put out our new album on CD. In reality, these costs greatly surpass our funding goal (mixing+mastering+replication, we're looking at at least $4K), but even this partial assistance would assist us immensely. If we make it past our goal, we’ll put those additional funds toward releasing the album on vinyl as well. But let’s start here.

We will be touring in January in anticipation of this record!

UPCOMING SHOWS
2/17 - Thursday - The Mohawk - "Last Looks" Album Release Party w/ For Hours And Hours, Missions and Mother Falcon on strings & BRASS!

3/5 - Saturday - Hole In The Wall - ATX w/ Marmalakes, The Midgetmen & Elaine Greer

3/10-3/13- 35 Conferette - Denton w/ White Denim, !!!, Dan Deacon, Zorch, Mother Falcon + ALOT MORE!

3/14 - Monday - Central Presbyterian Church - ATX w/ The Eastern Sea, Mother Falcon, Lost River/Old River & My Empty Phantom

3/14-3/29 - SXSW 2011!!! Contact booking@thesournotes.com if ya got something'!

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Thanks KVRX's Will Patterson, Eric Morales and Jake Kuykendall for shootin' some of this video footage!!!

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    Thank you so much! You can have one high quality mp3 of any of our songs and we'll send you a cute lil 1-inch button!

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    We'll mail you an album or 7-inch of your choice plus your name on our website as a "supporter" with a link to your website if you have one!

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    A test pressing of our new 7-inch "Hot Pink Flares"!
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    A hand silk screened T-Shirt of your choice of one of two designs (The 7-inch or The Received in Bitterness Cover) on American Apparel T-Shirts plus a release of your choice.
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    All three albums and both 7-inch records, plus your name on our website as a "supporter" with a link to your website if you have one!
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    Advance digital download of 'Last Looks' when we get in the Mastered tracks and a copy of the CD mailed to your door.

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    A hand silk screened T-Shirt of your choice of one of two designs (The 7-inch or The Received in Bitterness Cover) on American Apparel T-Shirts.

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    Advance digital download of 'Last Looks' and all four albums and both 7-inch records, not to mention your name on our website as a "supporter" with a link to your website if you have one!

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    A guest list spot to our official release show in Austin, TX (February 17th at The Mohawk Austin with Missions and For Hours and Hours). First round on us!

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    A hand silk screened T-Shirt of your choice of one of two designs (The 7-inch or The Received in Bitterness Cover)

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    Advance digital download of 'Last Looks' and all four albums and both 7-inch records, not to mention your name on our website as a "supporter" with a link to your website if you have one!

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    OPTION 1:
    You joining the stage with us rockin' a shaker at our official release show in Austin, TX (February 17th at The Mohawk Austin with Missions and For Hours and Hours), photographic evidence guranteed. You gotta come to practice though! Shaker is important.

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    A hand silk screened T-Shirt of your choice of one of two designs (The 7-inch or The Received in Bitterness Cover)

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    All three albums and both 7-inch records, not to mention your name on our website as a "supporter" with a link to your website if you have one!
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    Guestlist spot to your choice of 5 shows in 2011!
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    An embarrassingly personal Moleskine journal filled to the brim (seriously) with doodles, thoughts and lyrics by Jared filled during pre-production of all our releases.

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    We will write and record a personalized song for you!

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    A beautiful, fully functional 1978 vintage Fender Musicmaster bass used during the recording of our new album 'Last Looks'.

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    A hand silk screened T-Shirt of your choice of one of two designs (The 7-inch or The Received in Bitterness Cover)

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    All three albums and both 7-inch records, not to mention your name on our website as a "supporter" with a link to your website if you have one!

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    A rare, fully-functional vintage 1980 Moog Opus 3 synthesizer used on 'Last Looks' and all of our releases.

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    A hand silk screened T-Shirt of your choice of one of two designs (The 7-inch or The Received in Bitterness Cover)

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    All three albums and both 7-inch records, not to mention your name on our website as a "supporter" with a link to your website if you have one!

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    Private show for you and your friends for any occasion. Travel expenses not included.

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