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CD/DVD Releases: The Sunpilots Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted on Friday, October 14 @ 23:55:54 PDT by admin

Firstly, who are Sunpilots? I had to ask myself - it was a sponsored post in my personal FB feed (vs the PW FB feed); I played the video and... decided to share their post here. Not sure if they consider themselves prog, they aren't in the classic sence (e.g., not Yes, ELP, etc., imitators), but... there was something modern prog about them to me.

So, hailing from Australia, the band now lives on the road, with no fixed location. You can read their bio and you'll see I'm not exagerating. They've released 2 albums already - Living Receiver and King Of The Sugarcoated Tongues, and are now crowdfunding for their third; here's the post:

"We're excited to bring you guys another new album preview! 'Fireflies' filmed live in the studio. We're independent and need your help to make this record. Head to pledge.thesunpilots.com if you want to support our crowdfunding campaign. Share and spread the word!"

Like others crowdfunding, there are returns on your investment:

- $5: a little love; a straight donation
- $10: download album - comes with digital booklet released 1 month prior to official release date
- $15: download album plus live acoustic EP (EP exclusive to crowdfunding supporters at this level)
- $25: signed CD plus your name in the liner notes (includes also link to downloadalbe version); avail 1 month before release date
- $35: signed CD (w/perks) plus live acoustic EP (links to downloadable versions of both albums) OR
- $35: t-shirt and download of album plus live acoustic EP (links to downloadable versions of both albums)
- $40: USB stick engraved with Sunpilots logo in aluminium case (contains: MP3 & lossless versions of album and EP) (links to downloadable versions)
- $50: Signed 12" double vinyl - w/ltd edition artwork, digital downloads of both album and EP, delivered a few weeks after official release date
- $55: T-shirt, signed CD, EP (links to downloadable versions of both albums)
- $70: T-shirt, signed 12" double vinyl - w/ltd edition artwork, digital downloads of both album and EP, delivered a few weeks after official release date
- $100: Handwritten lyrics, signed CD, EP - lyrics handwritten and signed by Raj...
- $200: Skype concert and Q&A - 30 min on Skype with band; they'll play acoustic songs, Q&A afterwards. Digital download of CD and EP included, thank you in physical liner notes...
- $300: Ulimate Fan Pack - everything above (signed 12" 2LP, CD, signed EP, name in the liner notes, MP3 & lossless on engraved USB, t-shirt, handwritten lyrics, and downloads of the album and EP and more!
- $500: Private show - your choice of location, live or acoustic (depends on location)... OR
- $500: Jam with the band - 3 hr jam with the band in/near your town...
- $550: Hang out with the band in Berlin... (plus signed CD and EP and downloads, with a thank you in liner notes)
- $1000: Free entry to all their headline shows anywhere in the world... forever! (Excludes festivals) Includes signed CD, EP, downloads and thank you in liner notes
- $10,000: Kay's vintage Ludwig Classic Maple drum kit...
- $10,000: Bob's Gibson Custom Shop CS336...
- $16,000: Buy them a tour van for their US tour! (see the pledge page for details, but it includes also the Ultimate Fan Pack)

*default currency was $USD, but you can use a drop down to get the equivilent in your own currency.

[Source: The Sunpilots]

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