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Same Sex Mary goes vinyl—with your help

The Boulder City band is turning to Kickstarter to fund their latest project

Same Sex Mary’s Adams (right) and Aragon.
Photo: Bill Hughes
Leslie Ventura

It’s been over a year since Boulder City blues-rockers Same Sex Mary recorded their album Sex Cells, and now they’re asking for your help.

The quartet recently launched a fundraiser on the website Kickstarter.com to get the record pressed on 180-gram vinyl, something they say you have to hear to understand.

“People say everything sounds better on vinyl, but [we] really realized the first time we got to hear it,” says keyboardist Tsvetelina Stefanova. “All the instruments pop, and you can hear everything really well. As far as the different grades of vinyl, [180] is pretty much the best you can get.”

As of Saturday, the band has 23 more days to make its goal of $3,800 — all of which must be funded for the band to receive any money. It might sound like a lot of money, but to SSM, it all comes down to quality.

“This album is sort of like our baby,” Stefanova says. “And we need help delivering it into the world.”

From the way it was recorded — analog, not digital — to the hand-drawn album art, this is just the last step in what Same Sex Mary says has been a very organic process.

Sex Cells is available for immediate download with a $10 donation on the band’s Kickstarter page.


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