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This winter we're going to do our hibernating at Gallery of Carpet studio in Chicago to record our first full-length album.
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Hi.  We're Years, an indie rock band from Lafayette, IN.  After three years of writing songs, playing shows and releasing an EP, it's time for us to record an album.  We're really excited about this album because we love these songs and we think you'll like them, too - we can't wait for you to hear them!

We've even booked the time at Gallery of Carpet Recording Studios in Chicago, IL.  Brian Zieske will produce, mix and master the project.  We'll be recording the album in November and December and release it in March.

It takes a pretty good chunk of change to record an album.  Tracking, mixing and mastering all happens in expensive recording studios with expensive gear.  Then you have to press the album onto CD's, vinyl, cassette tapes, etc.  After that comes releasing and promoting the record, touring and playing shows - all of which costs even more money.

For now, we need an additional $1500 to finish step one:  recording, mixing and mastering the album.  We're asking for your help in exchange for some pretty cool rewards like pre-releases, t-shirts, vinyl, house shows, etc.  Take a look at the incentives and see if there's one that appeals to you!  Please note that no one gets charged until the campaign is finished - if we meet our $1500 goal.

If you've heard our music, we hope you like it and will consider supporting our album through this Kickstarter campaign.  If you've never heard our music, go check it out at Facebook or on Bandcamp.  You can also stay hip on what's happening with the band at themusicyears.tumblr.com.

Thanks so much for your support - we can't wait for you to hear this album!

Adam - bass
Duane - guitar/vocals
Jordan - vocals/guitar
Tory - drums

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    Two demos of songs that will be on the album.

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    All of the above + Digital download of the album one week before it is released.

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    All of the above + The album on CD delivered to your door after it's released.

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    All of the above + A limited edition poster only available to Kickstarter supporters - never to be printed again!

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    All of the above + YEARS t-shirt only available to Kickstarter supporters - never to be printed again!

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    All of the above + Your name in the liner notes of the CD, and an exclusive mix tape made by YEARS including an unreleased YEARS b-side.

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    All of the above + One-of-a-kind 7" vinyl record with a demo track on the A-side and a surprise song on the B-side!

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    All of the above (except the 7" record and the house show) + POET'S SPECIAL: We'll write and record music to your lyrics or poem and give it to you on a homemade CD in bootleg style packaging.

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    All of the above (except the 7" record) + HOUSE SHOW! - We'll come to your town and play a show in your home or other venue (travel costs & date negotiable). You provide the location and the people, we'll bring the rock + roll.

    (All shows will be scheduled after the album release. Please remember, we are a rock + roll band, it will be loud.)

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    All of the above (except the 7" record, house show and poet's special) + SONGWRITER SPECIAL: Spend a day with us in the studio, and we'll take a song you've written and record it with YEARS as your backing band.

    (Includes 10 hours of recording time at a studio in Lafayette, IN, you will be responsible for your own travel costs)

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