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TTWS is releasing their first album in 16 years, New Constellation and we want you to be a part of it!
6,304 backers pledged $264,762 to help bring this project to life.

Backer update 9.0 - acoustic performance of "New Constellation" and a note from Glen

Posted by Toad The Wet Sprocket (Creator)

Hello, there.

This has been an exciting and busy couple of months. We’ve been out on the road across the States, overjoyed to play the new material and see the Kickstarter supporters singing along from the audience. Thank you all!

So...we are in the final days of the campaign. Artwork has had a few unavoidable scheduling setbacks but is now racing full-steam ahead. My good friend Ben Ciccati has been drawing up a storm - all the images you’ve been seeing on the site are his. For graphic design we’ve brought in Kii Arens, who will put together the LP and CD Kickstarter packages, as well as poster and shirt design. I love seeing what the two of them are coming up with, and we’ll share it with you soon.

A few days ago I bought a tin space man and shot a lyric video for New Constellation. It’s fairly silly, but if anyone needs motion-tracked rockets added to their home videos I now know how. We might sign the spaceman and have him as a Kickstarter item if people are interested. Let us know.

Anyway: Thank you again, and please keep spreading the word. If your friends (or Twitter followers, or Friends) like Toad let them know about the campaign, and if you like the record (and the extra tracks) tell them about that, too. Please. With sugar on top.

Many more shows to come, an acoustic EP to record, people to see and places to go...Say hello if you’re nearby.

Be well

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    1. Missing avatar

      Michele Martin on

      Wow. Fantastic acoustic version. I agree that it's great to hear Dean's wonderful voice so clearly. That was an extra treat. Love y'all's new work. You're my favorite band ever!!

    2. Lisa Boguslaw Paully on

      Love the acoustic version!! Can't wait to see you tonight in Ft. Lauderdale, it has been way too long!

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      Paul Stibal on

      I want a copy of the acoustic track! This is awesome! I need to know when you are coming to the Twin Cities.

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      Kenneth Hitt on

      Great video!! Glen's video is so good!! Thanks for all the great music!!

    5. Kevin Amburgy on

      The tin man has a good home in Ohio. How so I get him?

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      Jason Spielfogel on

      I think I mentioned this already, but I'll mention it again, I'd really like it if you could increase the number of $75 packages available. I'd gladly increase my pledge from $50 to $75 if the signed 12" LP package were available again.

      By the way, L O V E D the acoustic video you posted today. My heart smiles whenever I see you four playing together.

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    8. Toad The Wet Sprocket Creator on

      @ Zachary - check backer update #8 for instructions on how to get it! We can't do it automatically unfortunately.

      Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

    9. Carlos Bartual on

      Ooooooo Que grandes que sois, es uno de mis temas favoritos... y en acústico...

      Amo vuestra música el disco es una pasada me gusta mucho y no paro de escucharlo, cuantas ganas de tenerlo ya en mis manos

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      Sandra on

      So Lovin' this acoustic version!! Really looking forward to my kickstarter package AND the acoustic version of the album! Go TOAD!!!!! <3

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      Zachary B Hurley on

      Awesome acoustic version! Quick question...when will I receive the digital download of the album? I pledged the $25 option a week ago but have not received anything. Will this be available on August 4th?

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      Stephanie Leagle on

      See you in St. Pete!

    13. Rick Hansen on

      This acoustic version is amazing, I can't wait for the acoustic version of the entire album

    14. William Pochert on

      Thanks g :) Love the artwork as well..this acoustic version is even better than the studio.. wow..nice work :)

    15. Rolando on

      Sounds great acoustic! Wish I could get out to see you on this tour, but I'm enjoying the new album!!

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      Christopher J. Zehnder on

      Yea, -I love he DNA helix! Hope it finds it way onto the T-Shirt.......the artist Ben Ciccati has some pretty cool paintings, etc on his web site, worth a look.

    17. Jamie Dutton on

      It sounds even better acoustic!

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      glgoodman on

      The artwork is unbelievably cool. The junk DNA structures, the steampunk/clockwork bird, everything, really.

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      Christopher J. Zehnder on

      Kieth, I agree with you: Deans voice is awesome. When Todd and Dean harmonize with Glen during live shows its like listening to the Beach Boys sing!

      So how much to adopt the Tin Space Man? I'll have to find him a safe perch away from the restlessly curious hands of my 5 year old!

      Thanks for making e day a little more interesting for us all!

    20. Lisa Clarke on

      Thanks for being the soundtrack to my morning coffee today - it's like you were here in my living room :-) Congrats on the success of the kickstarter!

    21. Keith Schulz on

      You guys sound amazing. How is it now (20+ years since buying Pale, B&C, & Fear) I'm appreciating Dean's voice properly after watching this video? My bad Dean-o.

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      Christopher Henry on

      Love The Shirt Glen!

    23. Daniel Magnolia on

      Thanks for the video update!

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      Fred Hoffmann on

      Thank you guys for sharing your hearts with us over the years. You'll never truly know how they affect those across the world, but I thank you for your passion in music. Keep it up!

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      Nancy Hodges on

      Definitely offer the tin astronaut robot guy as a kickstarter item! Or I'll be happy to give him a good home. He's the coolest!

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      Osvaldo Herrera on

      Great video. Thank you guys for being such an inspiration. Can't wait for what's to come. Glad you guys are back.