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New Album

Pre-order our debut album to get first access to the music, behind the scenes access and more!

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Friends! Family! We are so happy you have found your way over to our campaign and we thank you so much for your interest and support. Here is a little bit about us:

This project was born out of a desire for improvisation and experimentation, when Peter Lalish (Lucius, Ximena Sariñana, Elizabeth and The Catapult) and Maia Friedman (Bobby) began playing and writing together in 2014. When the songs began to take shape, they started sharing the music with friends, and sparked the interest of Tom Deis (Via Audio) and Dan Drohan. After playing all together as a band only a handful of times, they went into the studio intending to record an EP and came out with a full-length album, produced by D. James Goodwin.

We are so close to the finish line! While it has been fully recorded and mixed, there are still many steps remaining in the process of releasing the album into the world. We want it in your hands! We have covered the costs of recording and mixing ourselves, but we still need to raise funds for the final few steps, which include mastering and manufacturing of the album. Since we are an independent band (no label), we are teaming up with PledgeMusic to help make this music come to life. This is where you come in!

When you pre-order any of our exclusive items through PledgeMusic, not only will a digital download of the album be included, you will also be gaining access to the ‘pledger-only’ part of the site where we’ll be posting exclusive photos, videos, blogs and sneak peaks of the new music as it is being mastered and manufactured. You’ll also have the opportunity to get an exclusive look into the album-art design and production process, our creation of hand-made artwork for cassettes, and the t-shirt and poster design process.

We are looking to our fans, our friends, and our families to help us bring this project to life in physical form. It has been a long journey and now we are looking for the support of a community of music lovers to help us complete our vision! We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts, this project means so much to us. We are so grateful for the support from each and every one of you, and it is because of you that our vision and art will be realized and will make it’s way into the world. Let’s do this!

With love and thanks,
Maia, Peter, Tom, and Dan / Uni Ika Ai

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AccessPass: Our New Album - Digital Download!

Our New Album - Digital Download!
$10
10.00
Available

Our access pass will give you updates, a behind-the-scenes look into the process of making the album, and a digital download of the album before it is available anywhere else.

Signed CD + T-shirt + Signed Set List

Signed CD + T-shirt + Signed Set List
$75
75.00
15 left

Your own signed copy of the album, on CD! Plus an exclusive T-shirt, plus a signed set list!

Signed Vinyl + T-shirt + Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Signed Vinyl + T-shirt + Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$100
100.00
13 left

For the audiophile, the new record on warm-sounding vinyl and signed.
Handwritten lyric sheet. Signed.
Exclusive T-shirt design just for pledgers.

Personalized Postcard

Personalized Postcard
$15
15.00
2 left

We’ll send you a postcard from somewhere in our travels with one-of-a-kind doodles

CD

CD
$20
20.00
Available

The new album available on CD. PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.

20 Questions

20 Questions
$25
25.00
Available

Submit 20 questions for us to answer via email. Don’t hold back!

Signed CD

Signed CD
$25
25.00
Available

Your own signed copy of the album, on CD!

Signed Set List

Signed Set List
$25
25.00
10 left

From a recent show, the songs that were played, right from the stage and signed.

Exclusive T-Shirt

Exclusive T-Shirt
$30
30.00
30 left

New design just for pledgers.

Signed Poster

Signed Poster
$30
30.00
15 left

Tour poster featuring artwork from Teppei Ando. Signed.

Disposable Camera

Disposable Camera
$35
35.00
2 left

We’ll send you a one of a kind disposable camera with pictures from the road and at work at home!

Vinyl

Vinyl
$35
35.00
Available

The new Uni Ika Ai album pressed to wax, PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.

Mystery Box

Mystery Box
$40
40.00
8 left

One wrapped Mystery Box with contents of our choosing!

International Pledgers will be contacted regarding shipping on this item after pledging.

Signed Vinyl

Signed Vinyl
$40
40.00
Available

For the audiophile, the new record on warm-sounding vinyl and signed.

Cassette Tape with Handpainted Artwork

Cassette Tape with Handpainted Artwork
$45
45.00
18 left

Colorful cassette tape with exclusive songs and recordings, and original, individually hand-painted artwork

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$50
50.00
24 left

Handwritten lyric sheet to the song of your choosing, written out by hand with some sweet illustrations

The "No-Clutter'

The "No-Clutter'
$50+
50.00
Available

When giving is the best reward – for those of you on the run or with hectic lives. Digital Download and our deepest gratitude.

2 VIP Tickets to a Show

2 VIP Tickets to a Show
$100
100.00
4 left

You and a friend can come to sound check, the show and hang backstage. PLUS receive some signed merch.

Watchcap Handknit by Maia

Watchcap Handknit by Maia
$125
125.00
3 left

A Marsan Watchcap handknit by Maia herself!

Skype Lesson

Skype Lesson
$150
150.00
10 left

Let’s get together on Skype and work on some music. 30 min.

Music Lesson In Person

Music Lesson In Person
$200
200.00
6 left

Let’s hang out and play some music, if you live in NYC or Philadelphia – guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, Keys!

Cover Song of Your Choice (digital mp3)

Cover Song of Your Choice (digital mp3)
$300
300.00
1 left

Chose any song and we will record a cover just for you! (to be delivered in mp3 format)

We'll Play On Your Track!

We'll Play On Your Track!
$400
400.00
2 left

We’ll record on your album! Send us your track and we’ll lay down some vocals/guitar/synth/bass for you!

Book of Handwritten Lyrics and Original Artwork

Book of Handwritten Lyrics and Original Artwork
$500
500.00
5 left

We’ll send you a book of handwritten lyrics from the album and original artwork!

International Pledgers will be contacted regarding shipping on this item after pledging.

Produce and Record Your Song

Produce and Record Your Song
$500
500.00
1 left

We will produce and record your song! That includes making drums bass keys and guitar for a songwriter in need of a full band production. NYC or Philly, or other when we’re in town!

House Concert

House Concert
$1,500
1500.00
1 left

Let’s have a house party! We’ll come play at your house if you live within the tri-state area, or the next time we’re in your town!

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