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Two New Sister-Albums

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“COYOTE STORIES” coming this August & another full length album coming February 2016!

Dear Friends,

First and foremost, we want to thank you for being so supportive throughout the past few years. We are so grateful to be lifted up, energized, and encouraged to do what we love every day by such a wonderful community. We can’t say thank you enough, especially during this exciting new time of change for us!

This winter, we holed up in our rehearsal space to begin working on music for a new full length album. Riding a wave of inspiration, we dug deep and worked hard, and creativity came rushing out of us like a tidal wave. We soon realized that we had a huge wealth of material, 24 new songs. We couldn’t imagine parting with any of them, so we felt we had to do the music justice by presenting all of it to you, right here and now while it felt fresh and exciting.

And so, in March, we arrived at Ian Gorman’s La Luna Studios in Kalamazoo with the intention of co-producing two brand new standalone full-length albums. Ian’s passion, patience and knowledge of his craft saw us through to the end of our massive journey, and we could not be more proud of the results. With a little Mastering magic from Glenn Brown in Lansing, it’s coming together like a dream!

The first of the two sister-albums as we like to call them, “Coyote Stories” will be released into the world this August, with the second record coming in February 2016. The albums are separated by lyrical themes, but share common threads, and both feature a balance of soft and heavy tunes, bright and dark tunes, our most intimate work and our most rockin’ work.

Taking the new music in a more collaborative direction, we invited our dear friends Katie Larson & Savannah Buist of The Accidentals (cello & violin), Steven Leaf of Steve Leaf & the Ex-Pats (electric guitar), Seth Bernard of the Earthwork Music collective (electric & lap steel), Justin Dore of Big Dudee Roo (rocking trumpet) and a few more surprise guests to contribute their musical magic to the songs. These people inspire us every time we hear them create, and we were absolutely blown away by the contributions they made to the songs! We can’t wait to share it all with you!

We’ve also once again enlisted our dear friend and incredible visual artist Rebecca Green to create unique pieces of art to accompany each record. Her work for “Coyote Stories” can be seen at the top of the page, and she’ll be working on a second piece this fall!

We decided to release these albums in a new way – through PledgeMusic. When you pre-order the albums here, you will be gaining access to exclusive updates that we will be posting just for you. You’ll get a digital download of “Coyote Stories” a month before the official August 29th release. You’ll receive behind the scenes videos, pictures and clips from our time in the studio. You’ll have the opportunity to get an exclusive T-Shirt, and much more! We’re hoping to thank you for your support by providing a one of a kind fan experience that you’ll enjoy all summer!

Together, we can also give back to the West Michigan music community that has helped us along every step of our adventure. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Grand Rapids Community Media Center in order to help support the growth of the artists in our home town!

We are so excited to share this new music with you. You mean the world to us! Thank you so much for your support!

~ The Crane Wives (Emilee, Kate, Ben & Dan)

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AccessPass: "Coyote Stories" Early Digital Download

"Coyote Stories" Early Digital Download
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You’ll get a digital download of “Coyote Stories” a month before the official release! And you’ll get access to exclusive pics, videos & updates!

Coyote Stories on CD

Coyote Stories on CD
$15
15.00
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Our third studio album, “Coyote Stories” on CD! (coming August 29th!)

Personalized Postcard

Personalized Postcard
$15
15.00
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Receive a personalized postcard from us while we are on tour!

Roller Skating Party! (Pledge Pre-Sale)

Roller Skating Party! (Pledge Pre-Sale)
$15
15.00
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A ticket to our Roller Skating Party in Grand Rapids on September 13th! We’ll play a rock show as you rock around the roller rink! An exclusive Pledger-only Pre-Sale! (ticket includes skate rental!)

Both Albums Early Digital

Both Albums Early Digital
$20
20.00
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Pre-order the digital downloads of our third studio album “Coyote Stories” (coming July 29th) AND our yet-to-be-named fourth studio album (coming February 2016)!

Signed Coyote Stories CD

Signed Coyote Stories CD
$20
20.00
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Our third studio album, “Coyote Stories” on CD, signed by the band! (coming August 29th!)

Both Albums on CD

Both Albums on CD
$30
30.00
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Our third studio album “Coyote Stories” (coming August 29th) AND our yet-to-be-named fourth studio album (coming February 2016) on CD!

Crane Wives Moleskine

Crane Wives Moleskine
$30
30.00
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An exclusive moleskine journal a Crane Wives linoleum print on the cover, hand designed by the band!

Both Albums on CD Signed

Both Albums on CD Signed
$35
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Our third studio album “Coyote Stories” (coming August 29th) AND our yet-to-be-named fourth studio album (coming February 2016) on CD, signed by the band!

CD Release Show Posters

CD Release Show Posters
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A bundle of 4 posters drawn by each band member to commemorate the “Coyote Stories” release show! (coming in September)

Signed Set List

Signed Set List
$45
45.00
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The set list from a show on our upcoming tour, taken directly off stage and signed by us.

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$50
50.00
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Your favorite Crane Wives song, written by hand by the songwriter! Signed by the band!

Crane Wives Vault

Crane Wives Vault
$60
60.00
Available

Get access to our secret vault, a dropbox link that will include original demos, in-studio recorded discussions of song meanings, and in depth glimpses into our creative process!

Skype Lesson

Skype Lesson
$75
75.00
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A 45 minute session on Skype with the Crane Wives member of your choice to learn some music techniques and tips!

Emilee's Sketch!

Emilee's Sketch!
$100
100.00
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Emilee is also a visual artist – Get a full-page print of a piece from her personal sketchbook!

Dan's Ukulele Song Video!

Dan's Ukulele Song Video!
$200
200.00
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Tell Dan what to write a goofy ukulele song about, and he’ll record an iphone video of it and send it! This could be a fun thing for your kids, a surprise for a friend on their birthday, whatever!

Workshop Your Song!

Workshop Your Song!
$200
200.00
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Send a demo of an original song and lyrics to us, and each member of the band will give ideas and feedback (via Skype, email, or facebook) to help you workshop your song to make it the best it can be!

Go Bowling with us!

Go Bowling with us!
$250
250.00
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Bring a friend and have a fun night of bowling with all 4 band members! Games and beers on us. (must be in Grand Rapids)

Acoustic House Concert

Acoustic House Concert
$750
750.00
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A night of acoustic music for you and your friends! (Date and location must coincide with available tour dates, otherwise, travel and accommodation fees may apply for anyone outside West Michigan)

Full Band House Concert

Full Band House Concert
$1,500
1500.00
Available

A night of rockin music for you and your friends! We provide sound! (Date and location must coincide with available tour dates, otherwise, travel and accommodation fees may apply outside West Michigan)

Record a Song with us at Ben's Studio!

Record a Song with us at Ben's Studio!
$2,500
2500.00
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Write a song and bring it to Ben’s professional audio studio in Grand Rapids – we’ll perform it with you, co-produce it with you and multi-track record it for you! (Pledger responsible for own travel)

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