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Rock music just hasn’t been the same since Tsar broke up, am I right? They may be gone, but there’s still hope for the genre – Jeff Whalen (frontman and primary songwriter of Tsar) is back with his first solo album ever and it’s a monster!

Jeff Whalen is known as the frontman and mastermind of Tsar. Citing their primary influences as Guns ‘N Roses and the Monkees, Tsar’s music is a hybrid of glam rock, power pop, garage rock, punk rock, arena rock, and bubblegum music, which we call “Bubbleglam”.

After playing only a handful of shows at the legendary Spaceland Club in LA’s Silver Lake area, they ignited a frenzied major label bidding war and got signed to Hollywood Records, who invested over a million dollars in the band, hiring heavy-hitter Producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Ash, My Chemical Romance, Prince, Muffs) and Chris Lord-Alge (Struts, Cheap Trick, Replacements, Cher).

The kids understood, the labels didn’t, and Tsar broke up.

Criminally overlooked in much the same way as Big Star were in their day, a loyal group of Tsar fans (or “Destroyers”) began to spread the word.

James Gunn (director of both Guardians Of The Galaxy films) used Tsar’s anthem, “Calling All Destroyers”, as the opening credits sequence of his film “Super”, naming the tune his favorite song of the year. This, along with increasing word of mouth, created renewed interest in, and a reassessment of, the band’s incredible body of work.

Today, Tsar is no more, but Jeff is back with a brilliantly crafted Bubbleglam masterpiece – “10 More Rock Super Hits” is a crunchy chorus-y confection of everything that pops and sparkles – a distilation of the best elements of Goffin & King & Boyce & Hart Brill Building craftsmanship, 70’s UK glam, New Wave, Sunshine Pop, New York punk, and Sunset Strip Hair Metal brilliantly produced by Linus Of Hollywood (Nerf Herder, Bowling For Soup, etc).

Take everything you liked about the songs of Tsar and add some special sauce, and you’ve got the most aptly titled album ever – “Ten More Rock Super Hits” – they’re all winners!

Available here in all the fiscally responsible formats; Download, CD, Signed CD, even on Vinyl!

Finally, right?! But wait, there’s more!!

Yes, “10 More Rock Super Hits” is Jeff’s first post-Tsar solo album, but did you know he made an album BEFORE there was a Tsar? And that it was Produced by Tsar Guitarist Dan Kern!? An album that has never seen the light of day? Well, here’s that album “How She Boogalooed It”, exclusively on Pledge!

But hold your horses, Destroyers! There’s ANOTHER release too – a six song CD of demos for the new album – “6 More Rock Super demos” – including an otherwise unreleased song AND a different mix of “Alien Lanes”, this one featuring Dan Kern on guitar.

The album is already recorded, so you won’t be getting updates from the studio as the engineer tweaks the cymbal mic placement or while it’s mixed (BORING).

Instead of half-assed iPhone videos, we’ll be regularly uploading a comic strip that tells the story of how Jeff became the Last Rock Star, the ultimate carbon being embodiment of everything that’s great about Rock & Roll! BECAUSE THAT’S WHO HE IS!

As the campaign rolls on, you’ll see his origin story, meet his friend Worm, feast your eyes on the majestic glory that is Kathy Fong’s amazing record collection, feel your bladder go splatter whilst Jeff battles the sinister machinations of Evil Goat Man, experience your heart flutter as Jeff meets the adorable Jendy!, and your pulse will pound to the beat when Derek & The Heat are walking down the street!

For those of you wondering what the hell Jeff has been singing all these years, we have a Jeff Whalen Lyric Book with many pages reprinted from Jeff’s original notebooks, scanned from his original handwriting! Includes nearly everything from the first Tsar album to “Ten More”!

Then there’s t-shirts, prints, signed CDs & LPs, opportunities to get your name in the package, all that cool stuff!

Get in early for the chance at a few really limited rewards:

1) test pressings!

2) signed 1st album Tsar promo posters

3) signed Jeff Whalen discography, including tons of Tsar rarities and the new CDs in this campaign!

4) the Jeff Whalen Mystery Box containing all sorts of cool stuff, curated by Jeff especially for you!

5) Handwritten lyric sheets of your favorite Jeff Whalen song (tsar or solo!)

Yowza! Bun E Carlos of Cheap Trick calls in “power pop perfection” – and if you can’t trust Bun E, WHO CAN YOU TRUST??

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New Album + 2 Pledge Exclusive CDs - ONLY IN THIS BUNDLE!

New Album + 2 Pledge Exclusive CDs - ONLY IN THIS BUNDLE!
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Tsar frontman Jeff Whalen is back with a new ten track solo album produced by Linus Of Hollywood! But instead of waiting five years to offer you a 3 disc deluxe edition, with loads of extra material, you can buy it now!

  • Includes CD & digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’
  • A 6-song CD EP of demos / alternate versions that didn’t make the album – not available outside of this set!
  • A heretofore unknown full-length pre-Tsar Jeff Whalen solo album on CD – not available outside of this set!

10 More Rock Super Hits - Signed Vinyl

10 More Rock Super Hits - Signed Vinyl
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  • Includes digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’
  • Includes Signed Vinyl LP of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’

NOTE: Vinyl will be shipped later than CD, but download will be available day of release

10 More Rock Super Hits - Digital Download

10 More Rock Super Hits - Digital Download
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Many mourn mighty Tsar, the most promising rock band of the century. Now Tsar frontman Jeff Whalen is back with a new ten track solo album produced by Linus Of Hollywood.

10 More Rock Super Hits - CD & Digital Download

10 More Rock Super Hits - CD & Digital Download
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  • Includes digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’

The new album on MP3 so you can listen to it right away and on CD so you can hear the full spectrum of sound present in the original recording!

Jeff Whalen Complete Lyric Book

Jeff Whalen Complete Lyric Book
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Lyrics for (nearly) all of Jeff’s songs, including songs he wrote for Tsar, many scanned from his original vintage notebooks found in the Tsarchives!

Jeff Whalen '10 More Rock Super Hits' T-shirt

Jeff Whalen '10 More Rock Super Hits' T-shirt
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  • Limited edition T-shirt, featuring album cover art
  • Includes digital download

10 More Rock Super Hits - Signed CD

10 More Rock Super Hits - Signed CD
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  • Includes digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’
  • signed CD of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’

Vinyl + Digital Download of '10 More Rock Super Hits'

Vinyl + Digital Download of '10 More Rock Super Hits'
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  • Includes digital download of “10 More Rock Super Hits!”

Vinyl delivery will be later than CD delivery, but download will be available day of release

T-shirt + '10 More Rock Super Hits' on CD

T-shirt + '10 More Rock Super Hits' on CD
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  • Limited edition T-shirt, 100% cotton (same design as standalone t-shirt)
  • Includes digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’
  • Includes CD of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’

T-Shirt + Vinyl LP of '10 More Rock Super Hits'

T-Shirt + Vinyl LP of '10 More Rock Super Hits'
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  • Includes digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’
  • Limited edition T-shirt, 100% cotton (same design as standalone t-shirt)
  • Includes Vinyl LP of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’

Signed Vintage Tsar 1st Album Band Promo Poster

Signed Vintage Tsar 1st Album Band Promo Poster
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Vintage promo poster circa the first Tsar album, signed by Jeff!

  • Includes digital download

Signed CD + The Two Pledge Exclusive CDs Bundle!

Signed CD + The Two Pledge Exclusive CDs Bundle!
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  • Includes Signed ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’ CD
  • Includes digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’ album

PLUS:

  • ‘Six More Rock Super Demos’ CD: Five demos from the album, including an unreleased song, plus an alternate version of “Alien Lanes” featuring Tsar guitarist Dan Kern!
  • ‘How She Boogalooed It’ CD: Pre-Tsar 8 song solo album, produced by Tsar guitarist Dan Kern! Finally released officially and only here!
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Signed Vinyl Test Pressing of '10 More Rock Super Hits'

Signed Vinyl Test Pressing of '10 More Rock Super Hits'
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  • Includes digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’

NOTE: Test pressings come in generic white sleeves with generic labels. Vinyl delivery will be later than CD delivery, download will be available day of release.

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
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Handwritten lyric sheet to the Jeff Whalen song of your choice, including any of the Tsar songs Jeff wrote. Please note your song choice at time of purchase in the form.

Signed Tsar & Jeff Whalen Discography

Signed Tsar & Jeff Whalen Discography
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  • Includes digital download of ‘10 More Rock Super Hits’
  • Signed by Jeff CDs of all of these:

Tsar (self titled debut album)
King Of The School (promo only b-sides & demos EP)
Band Girls Money (2nd album)
Drugboy Tapes (pre-1st album demos & live)
Dark Stuff EP
10 More Rock Super Hits
6 More Rock Super Demos EP
How She Boogalooed It!

PLUS!
Pool Party split 7" vinyl single
Straight / Creature In Disguise 7" vinyl single

Jeff Whalen Mystery Box!

Jeff Whalen Mystery Box!
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  • Signed Copy of Jeff’s new solo album on CD
  • Digital download of Jeff’s new solo album
  • A box of goodies personally curated by Jeff! A bunch of ephemera, tchotchkes & pop-culture fun, that could include toys, books, comics, music, movies, pages torn out of magazines, unisex clothing, things that shouldn’t be swallowed by children, drawings, notes & letters, postcards, utensils, colorful items a bird might try to steal, photos, stuff lying around the house, and other detritus that reflects Jeff’s Super Rock personality! It could include anything, but it will totally rule!
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