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The Defeated County is a creepy and catchy blend of indie rock, pop, and alternative country fronted by St. Louis based song writer Langen Neubacher.
Langen Neubacher
St Louis
United States
2 Team Members


HERE IS OUR FIRST SINGLE FROM THE CD!!! We are very excited to be releasing it, you can download it free up until then end of our indiegogo fundraiser so be sure you check it out before May 27th :)


Short Summary

The Defeated County was formed by two time best St. Louis Song-Writer Nominee (Riverfornt Times, 2011, 2012) Langen Neubacher.  Since their founding in 2010 The Defeated County has worked hard to build from a solo act, to a duet, and now into an extra full seven piece band that blends indie rock, pop, and alterative country into a creepy and catchy blend of melodic tunes.  Debuting as a full band in September of 2012, The Defeated County features St. Louis talent Irene Allen (The Round-Ups, The Trio Project) on vocal and keyboard, Glenn Burleigh (The Union Eletric) on Pedal Steel, Bryan Ranney (Elemental Shakedown, Following the Water) on Mandolin, Kevin Koehler (Illphonics, Obviously Offbeat) on electric guitar, Simon Chervitz (Illphonics) on bass, and Jeremy Shanas (Northwoods, Treehouse) on drums.

The Defeated County has opened for Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs, Lelia Broussard, and Gabe Dixon Band. Their music has been compared to PJ Harvey, Cat Power, Joni Mitchell, Billy Bragg, The Magnetic Feilds, St. Vincent, Azure Ray, Josh Ritter, The Flaming Lips, Okkervil River, and Death Cab for Cutie. 

The Defeated County Hopes you like this page :)   .



What We Need & What You Get

I'd like to go ahead and switch tones and just talk to you as Langen, front woman of The Defeated County here- and first and foremost I'd like to thank you for reading the far along in the page!!  Even just your support in learning about us means a lot to us.   Our goal, however, is to earn $1,500 to make our songs permanent and available outside of the St. Louis region.  We have been extremely lucky to have sound engineer and bandmate Glenn Burliegh record an EP for us.  We have also already been able to have our EP sent off to be mastered by local legend Tim Gebauer.   

However, we are seeking funds to afford the printing and mailing of our EP. Without a physical CD it is very difficult to approach venues, radio stations, and other musicians outside of St. Louis.  We're excited about our music, and we would LOVE the chance to share it with the world. We hope that once you check us out, you will feel the same way... and you know what?  We're willing to give you some pretty great rewards for donating to our dream!  You can see a full list to your right, but in the mean time I want you to know that EVERYONE who donates just 5$ or more will get one invitation to our exclusive listening party and a shout out on our facebook page.  If for any reason we don't make a goal, your donation will still support us getting our album out regionally which would be a huge step for us.

On the other hand, if for any reason we exceed our goal, the money will still be going to creative and fun things to support.  Excessive funds will allow us to pay some of the artists that have donated their own time and talents to our band- taken our pictures, done something for the CD, created promotional items, etc.  It would also give us a chance to start planning our next musical recording project.

Even just a dollar helps, so thank you in advance for supporting the defeated dream :)  

-Langen Neubacher

*front photo by Allan Crain


Other Ways You Can Help

We really do appreciate even just a dollar, but if you can't afford to donate we understand.  These times happen!  If you can't afford to give, but still want to support us - there is probably some creative artist thing we can think of :)  Please feel free to contact me at langenn@gmail.com if you've got an idea or want us to come up with one!  You can also save up that extra change and come out to our CD release party this July at Off Broadway. More infomation to follow on that once the line up is confirmed :)!   Another huge way to help would be sharing this video/page on your own social media pages, and with anyone who you think might want to pre-order a CD, or become  fan on the band.  :)

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  • $5USD
    Listening Party Invite!

    An invite to our exclusive listening party, details to follow, but you will get to hear the CD at least 2 weeks before everyone else!

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  • $8USD
    Defeated County Farm Eggs

    Bandmate's Glenn Burleigh and Langen Neubacher raise ducks and chickens that lay a handsome amount of eggs!! This donation gets you one invite to our exclusive listening party and a dozen eggs free range well loved bird eggs. - w/i 20 miles of St. Louis area only for this reward sorry or you have to meet us here... sorry! Also, please note that since eggs are semi-limited it is only this rewards package that includes eggs. :)

    6 out of 10 claimed
  • $10USD
    ... plus, pre-release CD!

    An invitation to our listening party with a plus one, AND take home a copy of our new EP from the party!!

    19 claimed
  • $25USD
    previous, and t-shirt!!

    You and a plus one to our exclusive CD listening party, an early EP, and a Defeated County T-shirt!

    11 claimed
  • $35USD
    ...plus The Defeated Panties

    Two invites to our CD listening party, a copy of the EP, a t-shirt, AND a pair of Defeated County underwear. Girl undies are black boy-shorts with "The Defeated Panties" written across the back. Boy undies are the same but boxer style.

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  • $50USD
    previous, plus CD mention!

    Everything we mentioned before AND we will thank you or your organization in our liner notes.

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  • $100USD
    ... plus we write your song

    EVERYTHING ELSE plus- we will write your song! either give us lyrics or a melody you are stuck on and we will finish it for you OR we will write a song on the subject matter of your choice.

    1 claimed
  • $150USD
    Day of recording with BSRG!

    One day (8 hrs) of recording in BSRG (studio). Owner and sound engineer Glenn Burleigh has recorded and mixed CDs and singles for many popular local bands including Middle Class Fashion, The Union Electric, and DinoFight! This reward gets you a day of recording in his studio as well as the time it takes to mix! Also includes a thank you, t-shirt, the EP, and 2 invites to our CD listening party. Everything in the rewards above except for a song and eggs!

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  • $250USD
    ... plus we play your party

    *EVERYTHING ELSE plus- We will play your private party or event (one-one and half hour set and one months notice please)! *everything except eggs and recording time

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