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Unwoman's fourth full-length CD. All original self-produced works. Lush cello, vocals, theremin, cello banjo, electronics. Themes of love and betrayal

[Updated 1-27-10]
My next album Casualties will be the best yet. Trouble and The Keys were both intermediate measures, so this will offically be my fourth solo album. The songs are all written -- about fifteen of them will appear on the disc, though I'm not completely sure which they'll be. A few have appeared on either Trouble or The Keys, but the versions on Casualties will be different. Definitely on Casualties: "Haunted," "Survival," "Bruises," "Cruelty," "Fugue Fugue," and "Casualties." Tentative track listing is now at http://unwoman.com/casualties.html

My last day working at my day job is February 2. I plan to spend nearly the whole month working on the album, and send it to press in early March. Since my first album, which was amateurish and experimental because I was only 20, I've never had the luxury of any time off in which to record and produce an album, but have persevered and done well with the time I had for Wildness and Artifice, Blossoms, and Trouble/The Keys. Expectations are high for this one -- perfection is what I'm after, but I'll settle for extraordinarily awesome and on time if I must.

I'm going all-out on the cover art for Casualties. This last Sunday (1/24), Audrey Penven http://www.audreypenven.net/ shot me at an abandoned train station in Oakland, with my mom Kat Mulkey assisting. Audrey caught some amazing images, and folks are already mocking up their favorite picks for my album cover over on Audrey's flickr. The picture here is probably not the cover image -- that won't be chosen until pretty soon before the album goes to press.

The album will be released by May 2010. Kickstarter funders will be the first to receive album download codes, and first by a day or two to have packages mailed if pledging $14 or more.

Tune in to a live ustream performance, Feb 2, 8:00 pm PST.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/unwoman-practicing-all-her-instruments

Please tell your friends! Though I've reached my goal, my actual expenses will be more, and the pledge rewards are well worth it!

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    Something. I'm not sure what, but a $3 or more pledge will get you a little surprise from me to thank you for your support.

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    Full album download (through bandcamp, meaning pretty much any format you'd want, with lyrics and info in song tags).

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    Copy of Casualties CD. Signed upon request.

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    Copy of Casualties CD. Cover image poster (probably 12"x12"). Either/both signed upon request.

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    Copy of Casualties CD. Cover image poster (probably 12"x12"). Either/both signed upon request. Reusable Unwoman-branded credit card-size USB drive full of back catalog (what's on The Keys USB thumb drive) and karaoke tracks, like The Keys but with more music.

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    Guaranteed granting of song request (any Unwoman song including covers) at any Unwoman solo show (at least 2 weeks in advance of performance) before 2012. Guestlist for two and VIP backstage access (if possible) for that show. Plus all rewards for the $50 pledge (CD, poster, USB.) "Thank you" on Casualties liner notes.

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    Unwoman comes to your house to perform a 90-minute recital anywhere in the Bay Area. Requirements (aka the most concise rider ever): 1. you have a regular stereo with decently loud speakers; if it'll be a loud or big party, a professional PA & 4+ channel mixer is required. 2. you can charge for admission if you like and Unwoman will help spread the word 3. Unwoman can sell merch 4. you schedule a date that works for both parties at least 6 weeks in advance. "Thank you" on Casualties liner notes. Plus all rewards for the $50 pledge (CD, poster, USB.)

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    Song poem by Unwoman: lyrics written by you (or public domain lyrics/poem of your choosing), Unwoman sets to original music, records and posts free mp3 for anyone to download. "Thank you" on Casualties liner notes. Plus all rewards for the $50 pledge (CD, poster, USB.)

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