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kickstarter downloads going out now!

thank you to everyone who supported our kickstarter campaign. we’ve been having a little trouble keeping the download links up and running but you can find the current, working links in the “Updates” section at the kickstarter page.

grab the mp3′s and start listening — and please let us know what you think.

thanks again!!

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thank you for everything!

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ok, you people — 2010 backers and over $75,000. you have officially blown our minds and hearts to shreds and we’re still kind of stunned. we’re hoping it wears off soon so we can get to work on the massive pile of tasks before us.

but thank you. really. incredibly. we’re so grateful…

for everyone who missed the kickstarter you still have a 48 hour window in which to select a reward (yes, even one of the hand-written lyric rewards, tho i’m gonna regret it later) and send the money directly through paypal.

just check the FAQ’s at the bottom of the kickstarter page to read how to do this.

the rest of you: please fill out the surveys you get this weekend as soon as humanly possible. we need to get all this information sorted to finish the artwork on the CDs and get the t-shirts ordered. we don’t want to be late with our manufacturing so we really need this info from you asap. no procrastination!

meanwhile, check out ‘this night’ featured tonight on BANSHEE, cinemax at 10/9 central. should be cool…

thanks again!

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less than 4 hours left

our kickstarter ends today at noon pacific time. we are blown away by your incredible support — 969 backers for $67,849 so far — and are hoping you will love the new album as much as we do.

anything you can do to help spread the word in these final hours is much appreciated — facebook, twitter, or email. you can go here: http://blacklabworld.com/kickstarter to promote us with just one click.

so spread the love in these last few hours and we’ll have a big worldwide party at noon!

THANK YOU!!

paul & andy

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$40k in 48 hours… speechless.

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36 hours, $28,000. THANK YOU!

thank you everyone for your incredible generosity in helping us meet our kickstarter goal. we never could have imagined that it would only take 36 hours. to express our profound gratitude we have a little valentine’s day treat for you:

to get a free mp3 of the song just click the button in the top bar under “free mp3 of the month”

if you haven’t had a chance to contribute to our campaign, we still have 28 days left so feel free to stop in any time. and if you have contributed, please drop in and say hi and check out what we’ve got going on. we are going to be developing some great stretch goals (posted at our kickstarter now) along with more free stuff, new gonzo rewards, and all kinds of goodness.

THANK YOU AGAIN!

love,

paul & andy

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kickstarter for the new black lab album

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[xyz_lbx_default_code]dear black lab family,

i am incredibly pleased and excited to announce that the kickstarter campaign for our new album has launched and is now underway. after 18 months of hard hard work andy and i are in the final stages of the album — and all we need is your support to mix, master, manufacture and market the album.

we have been sweating and bleeding and jumping up and down in ecstasy over this thing and we’re dying for you to hear it. in fact, we’re dying for the whole world to hear it, which is why we’re doing this campaign so we can raise the funds to truly promote it to FM and XM radio and pay for publicity aimed at music blogs and other media.

please head over to the campaign at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/371459661/black-lab-the-new-album

and check out the video and all the awesome awards we have — from limited kickstarter-only edition CDs and T-shirts to great bundles of Skype conversations and live performances with me and Andy. some of the awards have a limited amount and the campaign is already cooking so get there quick for the best stuff.

and please please help us spread the word to your family and friends through email, social media, and by thrusting copies of our CDs into people’s hands. Think through your list of contacts and acquaintances and see if there’s someone you might know who could help — a blogger or a DJ maybe — and contact us and we’ll support you to make the most of your connection.

again, we can’t wait to get the new album into your hands. we feel like it’s the most mature, cinematic, three-dimensional thing we’ve ever done. your support and encouragement means the world to us.

thank you so much…

love,

paul and andy

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something is coming…

[xyz_lbx_default_code]hey you,

we are gearing up to launch a kickstarter in support of the new black lab album.

(!!!)

the album is almost done and we love it and think it’s so good that we want to give it a chance to go out and set the world on fire.

we intend to raise a bunch of money to finish the mix and pay for mastering and manufacturing costs, and also to hire a publicist and a promoter to help market the album to music blogs and radio.

i’m looking for a great group of people who would be willing to work with me on getting the word out about our very ambitious goal. we need folks to be on conference calls to brainstorm about new strategies and opportunities, who might know music bloggers and other journalists and tastemakers and who would approach them, who can offer feedback about the kickstarter and make suggestions, and/or who are willing to write and call and post and tweet in order to bring their network to the campaign.

is this you?

if so, hit me back at contact AT blacklabworld DOT com and we will get started.

ok, i’m psyched! thank you.

love,

paul

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hey all,

sorry we’ve been quiet here — been a bit consumed with illness and travel. let’s all wish andy the best with his stomach issues. things have been grinding away a bit slowly but we’ll make it, i promise.

meanwhile, thanks everyone for supporting us at the site and at itunes for the holidays. very much appreciated.

i wish i had something fun to report but basically we’re past the inspiration part of the process and neck deep in the grind — getting things finished and getting them right.

hope you all are enjoying an excellent new year and i’ll be back in touch soon.

love,

paul

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happy holidaze!

hey all,

so here in the midst of banging this record out (i know — will it ever be done? why does it take so long? i don’t know) i wanted to write and say:

1. thank you, as always, so much, for supporting us this year and every year. we make music ’cause we have to but we GET to make music because you make it possible.

2. hope you have a happy holiday season with your fam and all that, and that you don’t freeze to death (please!)

3. to make this season a little happier we’re including a little coupon for you worth $5 off any purchase on the site more than $12. that equals a $7 cd or hard earned money off any other purchases you want to make for gifts (for yourself or loved ones). enter the coupon code “HOLIDAZE” at checkout to get the deal (code is good through 12/31/13).

4. we’re also still running the $5 t-shirt sale though there’s only a few left…

5. please remember that you can always gift a black lab album to that special friend via itunes, a quick and painless (and last minute!) way of letting someone know you’re thinking of them and that you’re willing to share your excellent taste with them. just click the little arrow to the right of the buy button in itunes and you’re on your way.

6. and if you are planning a little black lab order please have it in before the 20th as that will be the last day we ship before the holiday (and, you know, given the weather demons, it might be wise to do it before then).

7. the album is coming along swimmingly, all the experiments we’ve been trying adding up to something cool and rich and, i hope, new. i know i’ve said this before but i sit here all day having the same feeling — i can’t wait for you to hear it.

ok, that’s all.

wishing you and yours the best for the holiday and the new year.

love,

paul

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A Week in LA

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hey all,

i had a great week in la working with andy. amazing how fast the songs are coming together now after such a long struggle. the stuff is different but it’s still right up the black lab alley — sexy beats, lush synths, all my neurosis and obsessions spilling out all over the place. i think you’re gonna dig it.

meanwhile, thanks to everyone who supported our $5 shirt sale — we got a tremendous response and cleared out lots of our inventory. that means there aren’t a ton of sizes left but it’s not too late to grab something you like cheap so head on over.

here’s a pic i took (ok, the only pic i took. i know. i’m lame) of andy standing on the roof of this studio building in hollywood, watching the sunset and surveying his domain. the work he’s doing is really incredible these days…

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