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dear you,

in making our new album, a raven has my heart, we had to dig deep into who we were and what we wanted to do with our lives. we knew that only by tapping into the heart of what we were most passionate about could we get to something new and artistically exciting for us, the thing that would not just inspire us but keep us going through the tremendous struggle of getting an album made.

through supporting the kickstarter campaign and purchasing the new album, you have redeemed this excavation of ours into something new. a raven has my heart represents a reinvention for us, a reconnection with the deepest emotional processes of making music. we’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to explore this new country and bring back what we found for you.

it’s also made us interested in what it is that moves all of you. i mean, who are you people? you listen to our music and send us money for it and tell your friends about us. some of you are very vocal, some of you are invisible, just supporting us in your quiet, consistent way over the years. we’re interested in who you are and what you’re passionate about. what is it that drives you in your life? what is most important to you? what is it that has your heart?

we figured we’d have to drag it out of you, so to do so we thought of a little contest. write us a description of what has your heart and post it to our facebook page and twitter with the hashtag #hasmyheart and the those of you with the posts we find most moving will win an awesome signed black lab box set along with other prizes we have leftover from our kickstarter (if you already bought a box set we will cook up something equally awesome).

let’s start a fire with this — we really want to hear from you. i know it’s a challenge to boil it down into a facebook or twitter post (or a freaking song lyric) but we have faith in you. it can be your child, your work, your marriage, your art, your dreams — whatever it is we want to know about it and we want you to share it with us. let’s create a big searchable motherlode of passion.

are you in? we want to know who you are.

love,

paul

photo by sara haase

photo by sara haase.

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a raven has my heart — album out now!

hey everyone, the new album is out. we’re super excited. hear it and buy it right here.

(new t-shirts too).

thanks!

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pre-order the new album now!

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we are proud and happy to announce that the new black lab album, a raven has my heart, can be pre-ordered right here.

pre-order the CD today and receive a instant free download of the album and start listening right now!

and if you haven’t already, check out the first song from the album — ‘unfamiliar sky’ as this month’s free mp3 of the month. you can also listen to 90 second previews of the album by clicking here. we’ve gotten quite a lot of nice comments from people who received the advance copies via our kickstarter campaign.

the album will get it’s official release on itunes and at amazon soon, but this is your chance to get your hands (or at least your ears) on it right now.

thanks so much for your support!

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pre-order the new album now!

RavenTitleImage2

we are proud and happy to announce that the new black lab album, a raven has my heart, can be pre-ordered right here.

pre-order the CD today and receive a instant free download of the album and start listening right now!

and if you haven’t already, check out the first song from the album — ‘unfamiliar sky’ as this month’s free mp3 of the month. you can also listen to 90 second previews of the album by clicking here. we’ve gotten quite a lot of nice comments from people who received the advance copies via our kickstarter campaign.

the album will get it’s official release on itunes and at amazon soon, but this is your chance to get your hands (or at least your ears) on it right now.

thanks so much for your support!

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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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