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Back Poe & CTZN in their epic quest to towards their official debut album 'Life After Debt', which features Del The Funky Homosapien.
Poe + CTZN #LifeAfterDebt
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Berkeley, California
United States
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Hi there, we're Poe & CTZN... (like edgar allen; and citizen). You might know us as those guys from the record store in Berkeley. Thanks for stopping by! We've been working as independent musicians for over 6 years: as a duo, solo artists, and alongside The Understudies Crew and Candlespit Collective.

  • We are excited to be launching our new multi-media project called 'Life After Debt', which will consist of not just music, but also a diverse combination of interactive & tangible additions & visuals including video, artwork + prints, clothing + apparel and a traveling live performance, which we hope to take around the world with time. After months of refining & rehearsing, this new material & live performance is our best effort yet, and marks a huge step forward for us.
  • Poe does the words, CTZN does the music, and we are super excited to unveil these brand new Songs + Videos, which make for our most focused, conceptual, cohesive & meaningful work to date.
  • Check out the first song we've released from the album, it's called 'Center The Frame':

  • One of our favorite artists, Del The Funky Homosapien (known for work with Deltron 3030, founding the Hieroglyphics & collaborating with Gorillaz for the smash "Clint Eastwood"), has been helping us with the project as both a collaborator and mentor during the process of putting it all together.
  • The album is alllllmost finished and we have been extremely blessed to not only work with Del, but also to be able to work with mastering engineer Dave Cooley, who worked on J Dilla's Donuts, Madlib & DOOM's Madvillian, JayLib's Champion Sound, Ghostface Killah's 12 Reasons To Die, and countless other albums we've loved over the years. Needless to say, the quality of the music is sounding AMAZING and we cant wait to share it with you!
  • With your help we will be able to effectively launch 'Life After Debt', spread the music & videos further than ever before!

What We Need & What You Get For Helping

  • Releasing a project in this day and age consists of a lot more than simply writing and recording the songs and manufacturing a bunch of CDs. In order to bring this project to you, in the highest quality, and most enjoyable & entertaining way possible, we encounter a number of expenses that aren't cheap! The process we must go through includes recording studios, engineers, mixing & mastering, management, publicists, advertising, pressing merchandise and driving from city to city on tour all adds up! That being said, we're hoping to raise $10,000 or more, so that we can cover all the bases to the best of our ability, and YOUR contribution will help make this our most effective, widespread & exciting release yet!

  • Perks that we'll be offering to donors include Pre-album 'Debt EP' CDs, T-Shirts, The Album on high quality Digipak CD, 7" Vinyl Records f. Del The Funky Homosapien, Prints that coincide with the album art, Buttons, Stickers, Advance Digital album, Bonus non-album tracks, studio time at Ear Peace Records, Beats from CTZN, Verses from Poe, Verses from CTZN, Beats from Poe, and so on. you get it....
  • If we don't reach the target funding goal that we're shooting for, the launch of the project will continue on, and we will prioritize by covering costs that are essential to ensure that all donors still receive a fully enjoyable audio-visual experience, mastered, packaged and presented professionally. (ie publicist and the like is the last priority, we'd rather YOU have a nice CD, Vinyl or T-Shirt.)

The Impact

Not only is this project our biggest and most important to date, but we have also gotten the once in a lifetime opportunity to hit the road and travel alongside Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala as we launch into our most exciting journey yet. We're a few steps away from realizing a lifelong dream, and we can't do it without the help of all of YOU, the amazing friends, fans, family and people that have surrounded and supported us along the way. We're headed to the moon and back, and hope you'll join us for the ride.

 - Stu & Foss

We'd love to connect with all of you:

We wanna connect with each and every one of you guys on a personal level, and would love to connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we'll follow you back and are happy to answer any questions you might have:

Twitter: @Poe_EarPeace @MrCTZN

IG: @Poe_EarPeace @StudyMusicGroup 


Also, you can use the Indiegogo share tools to help us spread the campaign!

And just like that, we take this next step together.

See you at an upcoming show!


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This campaign ended on May 17, 2014
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  • $1USD
    Button & Sticker

    1 button and 1 sticker sent to you, plus a personalized email thank you & shout out on twitter and/or instagram from Poe & CTZN.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1USD
    Poe vs AR - 'Blob Mix'

    Any donation of $1 or more gets you this BACKER EXCLUSIVE download of Poe's 32 minute, 7000 word tape, written and recorded over Aesop Rock's 'The Blob' Instrumentals.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $5USD
    I Got Five On It

    5 tracks from the 'Life After Debt' album, mastered by Dave Cooley, sent to you over a month ahead of the official release date!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $7USD
    Debt EP Digital Version

    7 tracks from the 'Life After Debt' album, sent to you over a month ahead of the official release date!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $10USD
    Limited Ed 'Debt' CD EP

    Poe + CTZN 'Debt' CD EP. Mastered by Dave Cooley. Limited to 200 copies.

    0 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $15USD
    Digipak CD + Digital Album

    Fifteen track high quality digipak CD of the 'Life After Debt' album sent right to your doorstep! Plus a digital copy sent to your email ahead of the release date.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $20USD
    7" Vinyl EP f. Del + Digi LP

    The 'Co-Sign' 7" Vinyl EP features our hometown hero Del The Funky Homosapien, and comes with a digital copy of the album.

    0 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    T-Shirt + Digital Album

    Poe + CTZN x SFOG Limited Ed. Collab Tee + Digital Copy of Life After Debt album.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $30USD
    T-Shirt + 'Debt' Ltd Ed. CD EP

    Poe + CTZN 'Debt' T- Shirt, plus a copy of the limited edition 'Debt EP' CD, plus the first 7 tracks of the album sent to you ahead of the albums release date!

    2 out of 24 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    Deluxe Pack

    + Poe + CTZN 'Debt' T-Shirt + 7" Vinyl (f. Del The Funky Homosapien) + Debt EP CD - (Debt CD EP in your mail box by 4/7) 'Life After Debt' Digipak CD (est 5/26) + Button + Sticker

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    CTZN Beat or Poe Verse...

    This is a great perk for the emcees or aspiring record labels out there. Get that special touch for your very own project with the help of Poe or CTZN. Just $100 for your choice of a CTZN beat or a Poe verse, delivered via email in a timely & professional fashion.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $200USD
    Do a song with Poe & CTZN!

    Record your very own song featuring Poe & CTZN at the new Ear Peace recording studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Also includes Digital Album + Button & Sticker.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $300USD
    Your own Poe + CTZN concert!

    Poe + CTZN come to you! Got a party, house, frat or sorority, office, local bar or destination in mind? The guys will come and perform the new live show for you and your friends! (travel outside SF Bay Area NOT included)

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $500USD
    Record an EP with Poe & CTZN

    Record a five song EP with Poe & CTZN at the new top notch new Ear Peace studio in the SF Bay Area, CA. With a nice vocal booth and a wide variety of microphones, hardware and software to suit your needs.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Executive Producer Credit

    Executive producer credit in the liner notes of the album and a special thanks in the lyric booklet! Also includes all of the aforementioned CD, Vinyl, Digital and Merchandise perks.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $3,000USD
    Poe & CTZN Tour with YOU!

    Poe + CTZN travel with along with you and your crew on YOUR TOUR and perform the all new 'Life After Debt' set, this autumn, 2014, for up to a week, anywhere in North America.

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
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