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Wapello, IA Indie Rock
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This project was successfully funded on December 19, 2012.

The White Elephant is offering up some great rewards in exchange for helping them fund their second studio album!

Wapello, IA Indie Rock
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About this project

We've started this Kickstarter campaign in order to raise the funds to help us reach our goal of recording and pressing our second album. We have been asked a lot this year when we would be making the second album and even though we have had the songs that will be on the album ready for some time, we have just been unable to get all the funds put together. Being in a band is more expensive then we ever imagined. When we step back and realize the bands expenses, it is some what daunting. After recording and pressing our first album the expenses quickly added up. We have thousands of dollars invested just in the promotion of the first record and then when you add on a van, trailer, gas, maintenance, gear, website fees, distribution fees, and other small things that it takes to get our music out there, it starts to add up quickly. But we find a way to get it done and we work our asses off to make this band as successful as possible and that's where this Kickstarter campaign idea keeps this band moving forward and at the same time gets our fans involved in a whole new way.

The game plan once the funding goal has been reached is to begin recording in January and have mixing, mastering, and pressing done by April of 2013. At that time everyone will receive their rewards and we will begin promotion of the new album. We will be working with producer Tom Tatman (Stone Sour, House of Large Sizes) again on this new record and we will be recording it at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, IA.

Essentially this campaign is a pre order. Every donation will receive a reward package and depending on the level of donation you could end up with some pretty cool stuff and help us make a great sounding record.

Album Cover
Album Cover
Poster
Poster
T-Shirt
T-Shirt

We would not be where we are today and in the position to possibly make this second album without our fans. We can not thank you guys enough for all the support you have given us.

Risks and challenges

The great thing about this project for us is that it isn't our first time doing this. We recorded our first album at Catamount Studios with Tom Tatman in December of 2010. We understand how the recording process works and what to expect. Tom is very easy to work with and in our opinion is easily the best producer in Iowa. We feel everything about our second record will be better and with the help of our fans we will be able to accomplish the goal of getting the album recorded and pressed.

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    0 backers

    Digital download of the single off the new album

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    Pledge $5 or more

    5 backers

    Digital download of the new album

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    Pledge $15 or more

    9 backers

    New album CD and new album digital download

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $30 or more

    8 backers

    New album CD, New album digital download, Self-titled album, and Self-titled digital download.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $50 or more

    5 backers

    New album CD, self-titled CD, Signed Poster.

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    Pledge $75 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    New album CD, Self-Titled CD, Digital Downloads, Signed Poster, and Signed Pickguard or Signed Drumhead.

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    13 backers Limited (37 left of 50)

    New album CD, Self-titled CD, Digital downloads, Signed Poster, T-Shirt

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    Pledge $150 or more

    4 backers

    New album CD, Self-titled CD, Signed poster, Digital downloads, and a personal thank you to you in the liner notes of the new album.

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    Pledge $200 or more

    5 backers All gone!

    New album CD, Self-titled CD, Signed poster, Digital Downloads, T-Shirt, Personal thank you to you in the liner notes of the new album, and an original lyric sheet from the writing of the first album.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    A private show just for you! We will play a private show within a 200 mile radius. If package is selected we can work out the details.
    Also included in this package: New album CD, Self-titled CD, Signed Poster, Digital downloads, Personal thank you to you in the liner notes of the new album.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    New album CD, Self-titled CD, Digital downloads, Signed Poster, T-Shirt, and we will let you name a song on the new album and give you naming credits in the liner notes.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Signed acoustic guitar that was used to write songs on the first album, New album CD, Self-titled CD, Signed poster, Personal thank you to you in the liner notes of the new album, Original lyric sheet from the writing of the first album, and a T-Shirt.

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Funding period

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