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UME IS RECORDING A NEW ALBUM WITH GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER ADAM KASPER. JOIN US TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!
UME IS RECORDING A NEW ALBUM WITH GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER ADAM KASPER. JOIN US TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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THE ROAD TO THE NEW RECORD

For almost two years, we've been touring non-stop, supporting Phantoms, writing, demoing and road-testing new songs.  Finally... the opportunity Ume has been working towards for years is here.

On Sept 30th, we are going into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Adam Kasper to make the album we’ve always dreamed of.  Adam has worked with bands like Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age (Songs for the Deaf), Cat Power (You Are Free), and Foo Fighters (Nothing Left To Lose).  And he believes in Ume.

We are excited!  But we are also an independent band self-funding the making of our record.

WE COULD USE YOUR HELP

We set up a Kickstarter campaign to help cover some of the costs of making this album AND to give those of you who have stood by us a chance to be involved.

By donating $10 or more you will get the first download of the new album + exclusive updates, first listens, and a behind the scenes look at the making of this record at the famous Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, WA.

We are also making backer-exclusive gifts like hand-screened t-shirts, beautiful screen-prints, signed vinyl, and handmade cymbal clocks.  These limited edition rewards are available only to Kickstarter supporters.

There are also chances to get to know us more -- personal lessons and songs, letters, unreleased music, and fun packages for the guitarist, drummer, collector and even food lover.  There's even a chance to relive Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations with the band or to get a personalized guitar.

THE GOAL

Our goal of $7500 covers less than 1/3rd of our actual recording costs. Anything over our goal will be an immense help in funding this record, paying for the studio and engineer, covering mixing, travel costs, and helping us fix our gear. If we do cover all the recording costs, any extra funds will go towards finally escaping the clutches of our financially destructive van curse!

THANK YOU (XIE-XIE)

To everyone who has come to our shows or bought any merch -- you’ve already been instrumental in helping us save some money to help pay for this project.

To all our fans, thank you for believing in us, some of you for a long time.

Thank you for still appreciating the passion and work of independent musicians.

Thank you for still liking music loud. We love you. Let’s make this record!

xoxo,
Lauren, Rachel, and Eric
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We self-made this video with live footage from Austin Music Weekly and from the pictures of these wonderful photographers: John Pesina, Chris La Putt, Le Hib00, Jason Morales, Karen Irwin Halsey, Frank Yang, Tony Felgueiras, Tommy Moore, Harry the Photographer, Bill Ellison, Mike Rosati, Leisa Langner, Luminaria Photography, Kaiser Hwang, Matthew Schuchman, Vera Schoepe, Ramon Medina, Jeremy Perez, Anna Spysz, Aaron Brewer, Steffen Paulus, Jody Dominique, Mary Rehak, and many of you! Thank you all for helping us tell our story. 

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    BACKER-EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT: Limited edition beautifully hand-screened t-shirt.

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    New VINYL RECORD signed by Ume + personal thank you note on a photograph + sticker

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    BACKER-EXCLUSIVE POSTER: Gorgeous silk-screened poster signed by Ume. Hand-numbered, limited edition.

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    BACKER BUNDLE: New CD signed by Ume + BACKER-EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT + personal thank you note on a photograph + sticker.

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    WILD CARD: Download of all our albums + Band's Choice! We'll send you something special we think you'd enjoy. Let us know a little bit about yourself when you pledge and we'll put together a personalized gift pack of prizes and Ume rarities.

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    Handwritten lyrics of the Ume song of your choice, framed and signed by Lauren. Also includes a personalized letter explaining the process and story behind the song, early lyrical ideas and revisions, and guitar notes.

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    PICKLED PLUM FOODIE PACK: Surprise pack of Ume foods and flavors + the band's 5 favorite recipes handwritten on
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    visited on tour + new CD signed by Ume.

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    Cymbal clock handmade by Rachel (once played and destroyed by Rachel) and signed by Ume.

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    UME FAN PACK: New CD signed by Ume + BACKER-EXCLUSIVE POSTER + BACKER-EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT + 2 guest-list passes to any Ume headline show + sticker + downloads of all Ume albums + personalized voice message from the band (if you want both the CD and vinyl please add $25).

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    EXCLUSIVE BACKER COLLABORATION PROJECT: BEHIND THE SCENES ART & PHOTO BOOK! Beautiful signed and bound printed book with exclusive pics, album-inspired artwork, lyrics, song inspirations, and stories from life on tour and the making of the new record. Send us your photo, artwork, or message to be included! PLUS signed copy of new CD (if you want both the CD and vinyl please add $25) + personalized thank you note + sticker.

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    SHREDDER PACK (FOR THE GUITARIST): New CD signed by Ume + a pack of strings for each guitar Lauren plays live + signed guitar pick used by Lauren + 4 personalized guitar tabs of Ume songs + half hour Skype lesson/guitar chat with Lauren.

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    SLAMMER PACK (FOR THE DRUMMER): New CD signed by Ume + drum head signed and decorated by Ume + pair of signed sticks used by Rachel + 2 personalized drum charts of Ume songs + half hour Skype lesson/drum chat with Rachel.

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    ULTIMATE UME FAN PACK: Your name listed in the album liner notes + UME FAN PACK (items listed above) + signed copies of all Ume CDs + personalized video message from the band.

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    STUDENT PACK: 1 Hour In-Person Guitar Lesson with Lauren + SHREDDER PACK or 1 Hour In-Person Drum Lesson with Rachel + SLAMMER PACK. (In-person lessons in Austin area only)

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    COLLECTOR PACK: Signed copy of the new vinyl + Phantoms on clear-pink vinyl + Sunshower EP 10" on gold 180 gram vinyl (this vinyl is officially sold-out) + downloads of all Ume albums + unreleased early demos and recordings + rare signed Ume show posters.

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    COVER CHALLENGE: Cover song of your choice by Ume (digital recording). "YYZ" not recommended but we'll attempt whatever you throw at us.

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    PERSONAL SONG: Original song written about you or topic of your choice by Ume (digital recording) + your name in album liner notes + 20 min. Skype chat or email interview with the band.

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    ULTIMATE FOODIE PACK: You and a guest relive Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations with dinner with the band at Austin's Barley Swine (drinks and gratuity not included, but meal is) + a bottle of Ume sake + the band's 5 favorite recipes handwritten on personalized recipe cards + the band's recommendation list of the 25 best restaurants visited on tour + new CD signed by Ume.

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    UME POR VIDA: Lifetime guest-list pass to Ume headline shows + ULTIMATE UME FAN PACK (items listed above).

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    Band performs a private show at your house, party, yacht, venue or backyard + ULTIMATE UME FAN PACK (items listed above). (Transportation costs not included. A sound system + sound engineer must be provided.)

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