subversive acoustic traditionalists

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On April 20, 2018 we're releasing a 14 song album of original songs called Sunshiner. But just like we're releasing this record without a label, we're kickstarting the budget without a "Kickstarter." Instead, we're gonna crowdfund the album right here on our website.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 before our national release date. All funds will pay for our outstanding recording debt, album manufacturing, national press + radio campaigns, concert promotion, art design and merchandise including posters, t-shirts, hoodies, hats, songbooks, stickers and yoga pants (a long-time dream of Ruthy’s)

There are TWO WAYS you can back this album. 

1) Pre-order CD(s), t-shirts or a duo house concert appearance with a one time donation at the CROWDFUND THIS ALBUM link. 

2) JOIN OUR PATREON to make a monthly contribution. 

From now until April 19, 2018 those who join our Patreon will receive immediate, exclusive streaming access to the new record, Sunshiner, plus CD’s and more at each donation milestone. Various monthly tiers include access to weekly web concerts, bonus tracks, song demos, behind the scenes photos, videos, journals and the satisfaction of knowing your contribution is directly supporting the production and promotion of independent music and progressive ideas in an ongoing way.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support of new music in America. 

With Gratitude,

- Mike + Ruthy (The Mammals) 

Crowdfund this album

Crowdfund 'Sunshiner' with a one-time gift or pre-order. CD and t-shirts will be mailed out as soon as they are available.

Patreon donations are monthly starting at $1/mo and can be stopped or changed at any time. 

i'm gonna be a sunshiner

27.5% of goal reached. Campaign ends 4/19/18


1. Make it True 2. Open the Door 3. Culture War 4. Beautiful One 5. Fork in the Road 6. Doctor's 0rders 7. The Flood 8. Maple Leaf 9. Sunshiner 10. Stayin' Up Late 11. Lilac Breeze 12. My Baby Drinks Water 13. When My Story Ends 14. Big Ideas