Hey Friends:

The release date for City States' debut LP is set: Geography will be available to the public on Tuesday, May 13th via a new Chicago label called Safety Records. I'm really proud of this album after all of the time and energy I've put into it over the last two years, however there is one final step to go before the release of the LP, and I need your help.

Photoshop render of the LP (not the actual product)

Photoshop render of the LP (not the actual product)

We are looking to raise $3000 to cover the cost of manufacturing and distributing a limited run of 12" vinyl LPs, and to reach that goal, City States has set up a campaign on Indiegogo. Since the release date is so close, this campaign is a lot like a pre-order: if you're excited to hear the record, and would like to purchase Geography on 140-gram, 12" vinyl for $20 (or $10 for high-quality mp3), now's your chance. And you can have the album in your hands by the middle of next month!

Pre-order the record and donate here:

Thanks so much for reading, and if you're so inclined, tell your friends about us on Facebook and Twitter—word of mouth is still the best way for us to reach new fans. All the best,

Joel / City States