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Apocalyptic rock duo Dead Unicorn will soon release its 3rd album Pandemic. We need your help to fund mixing, mastering, vinyl & promo.

All right Dead Unicornauts, it's time to get this end times party started. (New to Dead Unicorn? Read the concept.)

We finished recording our latest album, Pandemic. It's the third in our series of seven color-coded apocalyptic concept albums -- Code Yellow: Biological Disaster

Now we're asking for your help to make Pandemic a reality. No, we're not asking you to infect anyone with a virus. Unless you were going to do that already.

We're asking you, our biggest fans, to help us raise the diabolical sum of $3,666 to take our best album ever to a level of awesomeness that will melt brains and rupture eardrums. 

To raise the cash we need to make this happen, we'll be offering an assortment of limited-edition Dead Unicorn goodies to show our appreciation. And for the first time ever, you can pre-order Dead Unicorn on vinyl!

Mock-up of Pandemic LP.
Mock-up of Pandemic LP.

For $25 we'll ship you this beautiful yellow vinyl LP with original art by Dumb Won, along with a download code and a really cool poster.

We've also got the craziest liner notes you've ever seen. Back us at $10 or $50 and up, and you'll get a medical folder with your name on it. Inside, you'll find medical forms with lyrics handwritten by us, your apocalypse doctors. Each folder is numbered and signed by the band.

We wouldn't ask for your help without telling you exactly what we need it for. We will be using 100% of the proceeds from this Kickstarter campaign on the following:

  • mixing & mastering with John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, Shai Halud, The Number 12 Looks Like You) at Nada Studios
  • pressing 200 limited edition Pandemic LPs on yellow vinyl
  • hiring a seasoned heavy music PR professional to promote the record to key influencers to get the exposure we deserve
  • producing and shipping the wonderful items you get in return for backing us

Exclusive T for $50+ backers. (Lightning bolts not included.)
Exclusive T for $50+ backers. (Lightning bolts not included.)

If we manage to beat our goal of $3,666, we'll be pouring every extra penny into additional PR, our music video budget, and other opportunities for exposure.

There are also a number of extremely exclusive items to be had, for example:

One-of-a-kind relics like this bass drum head are up for grabs.
One-of-a-kind relics like this bass drum head are up for grabs.

This album is without a doubt our best ever by leaps and bounds. You are just as much a part of this project as we are -- please support our Kickstarter.

If you've never done Kickstarter before, trust us, it's as easy as ordering a T-shirt online. Plus, we'll be giving you updates throughout the campaign and leaking you all sorts of exclusive sneak peeks on the album that we won't be sharing on Facebook. You'll be the first to hear teaser clips from the album, and we'll be sending you periodic messages to keep you updated on our progress.

Every backer at $10+ gets the 'Pandemic First Aid' 11x17 poster.
Every backer at $10+ gets the 'Pandemic First Aid' 11x17 poster.

Want more info? Check out the track list for this album -- 11 songs totaling just under 41 minutes in run time (order not final):

  • "We're Fucked" (4:00)
  • "Something Awful" (3:30)
  • "The Flu" (3:01)
  • "Quarantine" (2:48)
  • "Survival Song" (4:32)
  • "No Cure" (1:40)
  • "Typhoid Mary" (3:09)
  • "Tuberculosis" (3:03)
  • "HIV/AIDS" (3:21)
  • "Pandemic" (2:51)
  • "Terminal" (8:47)

The album will be released Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 and yours will ship early enough to guarantee you'll receive it before the release date, so you can come to the release show and sing along to every song!

We're counting on you for our survival. Don't delay -- back us on Kickstarter before it's too late. You can't take it with you when you go, so you might as well go out in style.

This work will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
This work will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Because we are producing almost all of the backer package items, the only possible delay in the process would be an unexpected delay in the record pressing, which is always possibility. However, these delays rarely last more than 4-6 weeks, and for that reason we have built an extra 6 weeks into our production schedule. We have left more than ample time for everything else to happen and are quite confident of our ship date.

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    JUST THE TIP - Pandemic will be free for all to download, but every dollar gets us closer to our goal. Thanks!

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    QUARANTINE - We mail you the 16-page liner notes in a numbered and signed medical folder with your name on it. Also includes a limited edition Pandemic poster and comes with download code to access high resolution DRM-free audio files.

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    SURVIVALIST - Get the first-ever Dead Unicorn vinyl record -- one of 200 limited edition Pandemic 12" LPs on yellow vinyl. You aslo get the poster and the download code for high-resolution DRM-free audio files. Does not include liner notes.

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    VACCINE - The ultimate fan package. Get the limited vinyl LP, the customized medical folder liner notes, the Pandemic poster, the high-resolution DRM-free audio files -- but wait, there's more -- get a Kickstarter exclusive "The Future Sucks" T-Shirt (S-XXL) and we'll put you on the list for free admission to our July release party show in Kingston, NY. And to say thanks for backing us, we'll thank you by name in the liner notes.

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    IMMUNITY - Now we're getting serious. Get everything in the VACCINE package, plus: (1) Flash drive containing high resolution of audio of all three Dead Unicorn albums and a library of apocalypse survival PDFs curated by Dead Unicorn. (2) A "golden ticket" that gets you into any Dead Unicorn show in 2013 free and (3) Custom Dead Unicorn ringtone written and recorded exclusively for you. (4) An extra-special "thank you" in the liner notes.

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    SHARPSHOOTER - Everything in the IMMUNITY package, plus play 18 holes of disc golf with Dead Unicorn at one of the Hudson Valley's finest courses -- includes personalized disc with original drawing by Dumb Won.

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    TERMINAL - Take home the one-of-a-kind Music for End Times bass drum head w/original illustration by DumbWon, used in every live performance from 2010-2012. Also includes a super-out-of-print copy of the original hand-assembled Yellowstone Supervolcano CD, our first release. "Associate Producer" credit featured prominently in liner notes. Includes everything in IMMUNITY package.

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    Get all the original lyric sheets used for the Pandemic sessions, which are marked with lyrics and notes written during the recording. Also take home the last known set of the very limited, handmade Music for End Times poetry refrigerator magnets. Receive "Associate Producer" credit featured prominently in liner notes. Oh, and instead of a ringtone, we'll write and record you a song about any apocalyptic topic you choose. Includes IMMUNITY package.

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    Take home the original Pandemic cover artwork created by Dumb Won (aka Paul Heath) -- a 20.5"x20.5" acrylic on canvas painting in frame -- the actual album cover art. Includes IMMUNITY edition and the "Associate Producer" credit in the liner notes.

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