Debut Album featuring Lauren Deming

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1 bus, 16 musicians, and YOU.

MNOE is going to Texas, and we want to take you with us!

Last September, we assembled some of the finest young orchestral and jazz musicians in the Kalamazoo area to form a collaborative 16-piece orchestral pop group. With the help of established songstress Lauren Deming, our collective has spent months pulling from the vast array of talents within our group to develop a lush, cinematic sound that takes songwriting to a whole new dimension. Now, we’ve been presented with the surreal opportunity to bring that sound to listeners all over the world.

This June, we’ll be heading to Sonic Ranch – the largest residential recording studio in the world – to record our debut album. The record will be split into two halves – one comprised of MNOE’s orchestrations of Lauren’s music, and one of original compositions from within the band. We’ll have the help of a world-class production team, producer Scott Solter and mastering engineer Joe Lambert, whose credits include everyone from Billie Holiday to Kanye West.

As a group of college musicians barely scraping by, we realized that there was no way we could possibly fund this huge project on our own. After the countless hours and sleepless nights we’d already invested, we knew we had to find a way to make this dream a reality. Which is why we are asking you, dear reader, for your gracious support in funding our ambitious project.

By partnering with PledgeMusic, supporters will be be given exclusive access to audio and video content. This will allow you, the pledger, to follow us as we rehearse, write and re-write songs, and slowly piece the album together from now until we hop on the bus to Sonic Ranch. Every exclusive offer also includes a digital download of the album.

Thank you for all your support in helping to make this dream a reality. Make sure you tell your friends, your family, your coworkers, and your “mnenemies” to come to Texas with us!

MNOE IS:

Lauren Deming – vocals
Mark Niskanen – piano, keyboards, artistic direction
Meghan Stagl – vocals
Hannah Truckenbrod – vocals, percussion
Curtis James – trumpet
MiQuan Cosey – trumpet
Michael Hudson-Casanova – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet
Eddie Codrington – tenor saxophone
, clarinet
Sami Blosser – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
Christina Karakos – viola
Jonathan Boyd – viola
Jordan Hamilton – cello
Matt Epperson – bass
Jordan Otto – drums
Joel Pixley-Fink- producer
Zach Hummel- sound

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5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Scholarship.

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AccessPass: Debut Album Download

Debut Album Download
$10
10.00
Available

This includes a digital download of the album before it is available anywhere else plus access to a pledger-only section of the site where you will get behind the scenes access to the recording process. This will also be included on every other pre-order.

Cool Fan Bundle

Cool Fan Bundle
$50
50.00
11 left

CD
Digital Download
Limited Edition T-Shirt

True Fan Bundle

True Fan Bundle
$110
110.00
20 left

Vinyl
Personal “thank you” postcard from the Sonic Ranch Studio
CD
Limited Edition T-Shirt
Limited Edition Poster

Super Fan Bundle

Super Fan Bundle
$250
250.00
14 left

Be literally part of the MNOE + Lauren Deming album by having your name printed on the album liner notes!

Vinyl
A personal postcard from the famous Sonic Ranch Studio
Digital Download
CD
Limited Edition Poster
Limited Edition T-Shirt

Mega Fan Bundle

Mega Fan Bundle
$345
345.00
8 left

Receive a personal thank you video from the famous Sonic Ranch Studio featuring all your favorite members of the band!

Have your favorite lyrics handwritten just for you!

Also included:

Name on the liner notes
Digital Download
CD
Vinyl
Limited Edition MNOE + Lauren Deming Poster
Limited Edition MNOE + Lauren Deming T-Shirt

MNOE + Lauren Deming CD

MNOE + Lauren Deming CD
$20
20.00
Available

The new album available on CD and access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Includes a digital download.

Personalized Postcard

Personalized Postcard
$15
15.00
Available

A unique postcard from the famous Sonic Ranch Recording Studio picked out just for you with a special message.

Exclusive MNOE + Lauren Deming Poster

Exclusive MNOE + Lauren Deming Poster
$30
30.00
141 left

Limited Edition Poster available only for pledgers.

Exclusive MNOE + Lauren Deming T-Shirt

Exclusive MNOE + Lauren Deming T-Shirt
$35
35.00
238 left

Limited Edition MNOE + Lauren Deming T-shirt available only for pledgers.

Unisex sizes S-XXL

MNOE + Lauren Deming Vinyl

MNOE + Lauren Deming Vinyl
$35
35.00
476 left

Get the limited edition debut album on vinyl!

Standard weight. Black.

Disposable Camera

Disposable Camera
$40
40.00
14 left

Each band member will go to the famous Sonic Ranch Recording Studio with one disposable camera. This camera filled with candid and crazy pictures (used by the band member of your choosing) could be yours!

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$50
50.00
10 left

The song of your choosing, written out by hand in a very special way.

Music Lesson

Music Lesson
$80
80.00
Available

Want to learn the wisdom of an MNOE player? Order a 1-hour lesson with any of the MNOE members.

Lessons will be held in Kalamazoo, MI or via Skype.

Personal Intimate concert

Personal Intimate concert
$1,500
1500.00
Available

Love MNOE so much that you wish you could take us home? Now you can! With this pledge, a reduced version of the ensemble will play a concert in your home just for you and your guests.

The concert would include a 50 Minute set. Travel within 100 miles is included in the price. Cost for a trip over 100 miles will be charged to the purchaser.

MNOE Baby Grand Piano

MNOE Baby Grand Piano
$4,500
4500.00
1 left

Have you seen MNOE’s debut music video? Then you’ve seen the awesome Chickering Grand Piano! Delivery and tuning included, as long as it’s within 100miles from our home in Kalamazoo.

Executive Producer Credit

Executive Producer Credit
$10,000
10000.00
1 left

Executive producer credit will be given to you on the album

Your Name In The Liner Notes + CD

Your Name In The Liner Notes + CD
$185
185.00
Available

You’ll be part of the new album…literally! With your name appearing in a special “thank you” section of the album’s liner notes. Includes a CD and a digital download of the album and exclusive access to behind-the-scenes.

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