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Get fired up for the new Whitehorse album, Leave No Bridge Unburned, with a Kickstarter Pre-Sale.
Get fired up for the new Whitehorse album, Leave No Bridge Unburned, with a Kickstarter Pre-Sale.
432 backers pledged CA$ 27,191 to help bring this project to life.

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WANTED: One couple for one-way mission to Mars.

Whitehorse formed in 2011 and it has been a whirlwind adventure ever since. When we read a story in the news about a search for a couple to send on a one-way trip into space, we couldn’t help but think of this as a metaphor for what it’s meant to us to make this new band. It’s the sweetest of all possible disasters.

In a short time, Whitehorse has grown into something bigger than we expected. It’s because of you, the fans, and your grassroots support and enthusiasm. On stage and in the studio, we have let our imaginations run wild. The results have been a variety of different projects (two albums, a live EP, French EP and more to come) and constant reinvention and exploration of new sounds.

Now, we are making a new record and we want you to be a part of it. We’re going to make the best album we can make and share it with you from start to finish. We want to include you in the experiences we get excited about - the first time we share it with friends, the first time we see the album art, the conversations we have about which song should be the first single, and so on. We want you to experience the whole process with us.

What will it sound like? We don’t know! We want to feel that he music we make is fresh every time we go into a recording studio, so this time, for the first time ever we’ve hired a producer. We may not know exactly how this is going to change things, but we’re excited to find out.

Here’s a new song called Pins & Needles. We don’t know if this song will be on our next record, but we are sharing it here it to show you how our process works.

Risks and challenges

Rather than thinking of this Kickstarter campaign as a fundraiser or donation, we are looking at it as a pre-sale for an album that will be made no matter what (so there’s no risk that it won’t be completed), and an opportunity to involve friends & fans in the process. Our record label, Six Shooter Records, is a small, dedicated group who we’ve worked with for years (more than a decade, in Luke’s case). Six Shooter is encouraging us to try this new means of connecting directly with our fans. Having our label and managers involved in the campaign means that we can focus on our jobs, making a killer new album, and they can help out with the details (mailing t-shirts, organizing listening parties, etc.).

We’ve brainstormed incentives that we think you, the fans, will want, and we, the artists, will be able to deliver. It’s all about the music, and the long creative process that leads up to having a finished album in hand.

Shipping and fulfillment is always a logistical challenge. We have researched and estimated shipping costs as realistically as possible, and we understand the effort it will take to deliver incentives on time. Six Shooter is committed to providing excellent customer service, as always.

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  • There seems to be a browser issue here. Cut and paste the following: http://www.sixshooterrecords.com/tentativewhitehorsetour/

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  • Shipping is included in the price of all items being shipped in Canada and the USA. We have now resolved the issue that our American friends were having by creating a separate reward for each merchandise item for orders being shipped to the USA.

    For our friends who live outside of North America, we are not able to ship sheet music books, vinyl, posters, or merch packs because the cost of shipping is too exorbitant. For the items that are available in Europe, Australia and elsewhere outside of North America, additional shipping costs are as follows:

    CDs - ADD $4 to ship outside of North America.
    T-Shirts - ADD $8 to ship outside of North America.
    Handwritten Lyrics - ADD $4 to ship outside of North America.

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  • We've asked Kickstarter about this, and they told us to send out a survey once the campaign is finished to collect additional information such as t-shirt sizes (which is what we'll do!).

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    DIGITAL ALBUM
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    SHEET MUSIC BOOK

    Piano music and guitar tabs, arranged by Ford Pier.

    Digital download album emailed on release day.

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    Piano music and guitar tabs, arranged by Ford Pier. Digital download album emailed on release day. ADD $5 IF YOU WANT IT AUTOGRAPHED.

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    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT

    Exclusive backer-only artwork. Sweat-shop free. Please list your size/gender. Digital download album emailed on release day.

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    Exclusive backer-only artwork. Sweat-shop free. Please list your size/gender. Digital download album emailed on release day. Price includes shipping in the USA.

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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER

    11x17 silk-screened poster, limited edition, hand-numbered.

    Digital download album emailed on release day.

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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER (Option for USA only):

    11x17 silk-screened poster, limited edition, hand-numbered. Digital download album emailed on release day. ADD $5 IF YOU WANT IT AUTOGRAPHED.

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    VINYL LP

    Exclusive backer-only packaging, 180g vinyl, double gate-fold, limited edition, hand-numbered.

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    VINYL LP (Option for USA only):

    Exclusive backer-only packaging, 180g vinyl, double gate-fold, limited edition, hand-numbered. Digital download album emailed on release day. ADD $5 IF YOU WANT IT AUTOGRAPHED. Price includes shipping in the USA.

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    WHITEHORSE MERCH PACK

    Exclusive backer-only t-shirt, autographed CD, autographed limited edition hand-numbered poster, autographed sheet music book. Please list your size/gender.

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    WHITEHORSE MERCH PACK (Option for USA only):

    Exclusive backer-only t-shirt, autographed CD, autographed limited edition hand-numbered poster, autographed sheet music book. Please list your size/gender. Digital download album emailed on release day. Price includes shipping in the USA.

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRICS

    For the song of your choice. Autographed and suitable for framing. Notify us as to which song (or excerpt of song) you choose within 30 days of receiving the album.

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    For the song of your choice. Autographed and suitable for framing. Notify us as to which song (or excerpt of song) you choose within 30 days of receiving the album. Digital download album emailed on release day. Price includes shipping in the USA.

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    LISTENING PARTY

    Be the first to hear the album in its unmastered form and give feedback on the sequence and choices for focus tracks, plus Q&A with Luke and Melissa. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres included.

    Date: July 9, 2014.

    Location: Toronto (venue TBA)

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    VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE • $250

    Choose a date along the tour for VIP treatment. Includes a guest list spot with preferential seating, invitation to watch the sound check, and meet-and-greet-with WHITEHORSE. Please note: if you are buying this experience with other people, let us know who they are so we can make sure your party is seated together. See tentative tour schedule at http://www.sixshooterrecords.com/tentativewhitehorsetour/.

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    ALBUM LAUNCH GALA

    Join us in Toronto the night before we unveil the album to the rest of the world. Your ticket includes refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and an intimate, sneak-peek performance from WHITEHORSE. You will also receive an autographed copy of the album (in the format of your choice).

    Date: February 16, 2015.

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    STUDIO HANG

    Record a song with WHITEHORSE at the world-class Revolution Recorders studio in Toronto on June 8, 2014. Hand claps, gang vocals, and good times! All participants will be sent an MP3 of their song after the session.

    NOTE: we need a minimum of 10 people to make this happen. We will have a second session on June 8, 2014 if there is a big enough demand.

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    PERFORM WITH WHITEHORSE • $3000

    Join WHITEHORSE on stage! You and five of your friends will perform a song with WHITEHORSE in concert. The package includes a concert ticket and Whitehorse backstage laminate for each participant in your party, plus your own backstage “rider”. Guest performers will be required to attend a rehearsal with Whitehorse before the concert. Maximum one group per concert. See tentative tour schedule here - http://www.sixshooterrecords.com/tentativewhitehorsetour/

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    HOUSE CONCERT

    Private WHITEHORSE concert for up to 150 people in your home or in a location of your choice. We will arrange for sound and lights, but this fee does not include travel and accommodations for band and crew, which will be charged on top of the fee. House concert will take place between Sept 1, 2015-Aug 31, 2016

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