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Live Nudes EP

We're releasing an EP of brand new songs recorded raw & live in the studio. We're calling it LIVE NUDES. Check it out!

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Being an independent band has given us the freedom to do whatever we want whenever we want. As artists that freedom can be the best feeling in the world. It can make us want to run in the streets naked. But that sort of freedom doesn’t come without a price. With your help we would like to bring you a brand new EP of songs we’ve been working on. We’re calling it Live Nudes and here’s why:

When we write a song and feel strong enough about it to take it in the studio, it starts as a “demo” which is just piano, bass, drums and vocals. The demo is just simply the chords and melody of the song and maybe we’ve worked out a few cool parts on the piano, bass and drums. When we record it in a professional studio we nit pick every last detail. We spend hours getting different tones attempting to make the final product a masterpiece. Most of the time that process is well worth the time but sometimes we look back at the demo and think there was just something special about the song in its raw form. So for this EP we’re cutting straight to the chase and recording some songs live in the studio that are just simply piano, bass, drums, and vocals. We’re not recording a lot of overdubs or layers (maybe a harmony vocal here or there). These recordings are honestly just a single take of us playing together raw and live in the studio. There’s an energy that is just tough to duplicate on a recording otherwise.

As soon as you pre-order anything below, you’ll have access to a bunch of content as we create this EP in the studio. We’re also taking on the responsibility of creating the cover art for the EP (more on this later) so we’ll be sharing that part of the process with you too. This is the first time we’ll be releasing a Crash Kings recording on vinyl which is very exciting for us so don’t miss out on owning one of the very first pressings. We will have all new tshirts and posters as well (designs will be based on the artwork we make). More items will reveal themselves below as we share our process with you in the next few weeks.

We’re also very excited to be partnering with Music Unites on this project. A portion of every pledge will go to this great charity bringing music education back into communities where the arts programs have been cut. In addition to the money we raise we are also planning to donate some of our time to kids here in Los Angeles. For more info on Music Unites, please visit their website at: – www.musicunites.org

We’re really excited to share this EP with you so help us jump start the process. Thank you!!!

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Live Nudes EP
$5
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5 brand new songs recorded raw and live in the studio. Our very first release as an independent band!

Signed copy of Live Nudes EP on 10" Vinyl

Signed copy of Live Nudes EP on 10" Vinyl
$20
20.00
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A 10" vinyl pressing of Live Nudes EP signed by all three of us. This is the first time we’re offering any music on vinyl so pre-order one of the very first pressings now.

Includes a download of the EP as well.

Signed copy of Live Nudes EP on CD

Signed copy of Live Nudes EP on CD
$15
15.00
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Compact disk of the Live Nudes EP signed by all three of us.
You’ll also get the download.

Piano Keys [Signed}

Piano Keys [Signed}
$60
60.00
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You guys asked us about these so we wanted to add them again. 2 keys. Signed.

Includes download of the EP.

Live Nudes EP on CD

Live Nudes EP on CD
$10
10.00
Available

A compact disk of our brand new Live Nudes EP.
Includes a download as well.

Live Nudes T-Shirt

Live Nudes T-Shirt
$25
25.00
Available

New design just for pledgers of the album artwork (to be revealed soon). Includes download of the new EP.

5x7" Print + Digital Copy of the Album

5x7" Print + Digital Copy of the Album
$35
35.00
All gone!

A limited edition original print of the Live Nudes cover photo signed and numbered by the band. Each photo will be individually processed in a dark room by Mike Beliveau (Crash Kings bass & vocals).

Includes digital download of the new EP.

Signed CD + T-Shirt

Signed CD + T-Shirt
$35
35.00
All gone!

Get the Live Nudes EP on CD & the pledger-only t-shirt. Includes digital download.

Signed 10" Vinyl + T-Shirt

Signed 10" Vinyl + T-Shirt
$40
40.00
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Get a signed copy of the Live Nudes EP plus a pledger-only tshirt. Includes digital download.

11x14" Print + Digital Copy of the Album

11x14" Print + Digital Copy of the Album
$80
80.00
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A limited edition original print of the Live Nudes cover photo signed and numbered by the band. Each photo will be individually processed in a dark room by Mike Beliveau (Crash Kings bass & vocals).

Includes digital download of the new EP.

16x20" Print + Digital Copy of the Album

16x20" Print + Digital Copy of the Album
$125
125.00
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A limited edition original print of the Live Nudes cover photo signed and numbered by the band. Each photo will be individually processed in a dark room by Mike Beliveau (Crash Kings bass & vocals).

Includes digital download of the new EP.

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$150
150.00
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You tell us your favorite CK song and we’ll handwrite the lyrics on parchment paper in a very cool way. Each one will be very different.

Backstage VIP Meet + Greet

Backstage VIP Meet + Greet
$250
250.00
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You and a friend can come to sound check, the show and hang backstage. PLUS receive some signed merch.

Acoustic Version of Your Favorite Crash Kings Song

Acoustic Version of Your Favorite Crash Kings Song
$1,000
1000.00
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Tell us what Crash Kings song you want to hear, and we’ll record a version of it
“Live Nudes style” just for you. We’ll film us in the studio recording it and send you the tshirt vinyl or cd bundle as well.

Acoustic House Concert [U.S.-only]

Acoustic House Concert [U.S.-only]
$2,500
2500.00
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Your place. You pick the songs for an acoustic evening of music.

Please note: US only. Mutually agreeable time and place per artist approval.

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