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Our first recordings caught the ears of MTV, Paste and KEXP. Now help us create our best record yet! Will you act as our record label?

Hello from Aaron, Michael, Mark, Matthew and Steve --

We are The Lighthouse and the Whaler and we are thrilled to finally make a new record! After a year of writing, we have brand new music that we are very excited to share with you. 

In order to do that, though, we need your help! We are asking you to help us raise $10,000 in advance of our new record. It will sound a little like this...Pioneers (Live @ KEXP) 

Why we need your help:

We have been given an amazing opportunity to record at Bear Creek Studios (Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Mountain Goats) in Seattle, WA, with one of the most talented producers in the industry, Ryan Hadlock (Ra Ra Riot, The Strokes, Blonde Redhead). Ryan really understands our musical vision and the direction we wanted to take this album. He is going to be a key part in making this album unforgettable.

Top talent like Ryan costs more than we have available to us right now. Normally a record label would help offset those costs... but that's where you come in. 

Don't get the wrong idea: we aren't asking you to fund our entire record. We will be putting thousands of dollars of our own money into this project, too, and we view you as partners in our album. Your pledge will go to cover a portion of the costs to make this new record. Honestly, we would not ask you for your support if we didn't think it was really important.

Will you be our record label?

Your support will help us cover part of the recording, mixing and producer costs. If we raise more than the $10,000 that money will go to help us to master the record, print merch and offset travel costs (which means we can get to your town to play more shows for you!) 

Every pledge, no matter how small, makes a difference, even just $1. Be sure to tell all your friends, too! Send them this link: http://kck.st/gq4pEX

What we are offering for your pledges:

We have some really cool packages that were giving away in exchange for your pledges. Some of these items are exclusive to Kickstarter donors! 

Hopefully you find one that is perfect for you. Check over on the right to see all the donation options -->

You are the reason we do what we do...

...and you are the only reason we can do what we do. Thanks for always supporting us and our music. it means more than you will ever realize. Together we can make an awesome record.

Thank you!

The Lighthouse and The Whaler

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    Advanced digital download of the album + Digitally-delivered photo diary of TLATW in the studio + Video documentary of the recording process + Physical copy of the album when it is released + Your own private listening party (hosted on a SoundCloud page only you can access) so you can stream the entire album for as long as you like, months before it is released.

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    Advanced digital download of the album + Digitally-delivered photo diary of TLATW in the studio + Video documentary of the recording process + SIGNED physical copy of the album when it is released + TLATW T-Shirt (exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign) + Guest list spot at the next show you attend (anywhere in the U.S.) + Dinner with the band, in your city, when we are there on tour! + Special thanks in the liner notes

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    Everything in the $50 package + 3-song B-sides EP of unreleased songs from the writing sessions for this album (these songs are EXCLUSIVE to Kickstarter supporters!)

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    Everything in the $100 package + Hollowed out vintage Moby Dick book filled with exclusive printed 1 of 1 photos of the recording process

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    Everything in the $50 package + Cover of a song of your choice, recorded by The Lighthouse and the Whaler in its home studio

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    Everything in the $100 Package + Spot on our guest list for life (never expires, just tell us when you are coming to the show!)

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    Everything in $150 package + Band will perform an acoustic show for you at your home or place of choice (anywhere in Midwest or Northeast US), performing the new album, acoustically, in its entirety. The arrangements of these acoustic songs will only be heard in these live performances.

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    Everything in $250 package + Commission an original song from the Lighthouse and the Whaler for someone you love!

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