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Nick Standing AKA Jabun: Multi-instrumentalist, Composer & Mastering Specialist at JabunAudio making dynamic, clean and punchy masters to encourage people to turn up your music, rather than turn it down! Creator of the Skapunk project Better Than The Book

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Early access to the full upcoming Better Than The Book - Hopes and Dreams album (ska punk / pop punk) on Patreon and more!

Posted by Jabun - April 15th, 2019

Hello fellow Newgrounds people!

It's been a while since the last post but there's some huge news to share with you today! After much hard work and preparation it's finally time to unveil my ska punk / pop punk project Better Than The Book's 2nd full length studio album: Hopes and Dreams! Well... sort of... the public unveiling will be on May 10th when the lead single is due to drop, but if you're following me on Patreon then the pre-release party has already started!

If you're a $5+ tier patron, then you'll be receiving the full album, Mp3s, WAVs and artwork a whopping 96 days before it's released in full to the public in July (such is the promo schedule), so it's never been a better time to become an Early Pigeon than today!

For the $1+ patrons you'll be receiving the full sized cover artwork for the album before the public reveal with the lead single in a month's time, as well as the singles and album as they are released to the public over the next few months.

If you're a $10+ patron, then this month I'm continuing from where we left off last time for an in depth look into how the Hopes and Dreams artwork was made, as well as some alternative artworks which weren't used for the final cover. Don't forget too that as a $10+ patron you'll also get your name mentioned in the special thanks section of the album credits (if you'd like)!

I'm also sharing with my patrons the release schedule for the singles and album (as well as their associated rewards) before it goes out to the public with the lead single on May 10th.

With so much going on, it's never been a better time to join Better Than The Book and my other projects on Patreon and remember that when you sign up, you'll receive all the previous rewards for your tier including the entire rest of the Better Than The Book discography with Patreon exclusive bonus tracks, demos and much more. Sign up for as little as $1 a month, or $5 to pick up the new Hopes and Dreams album now (as well as the entire BTTB back catalog) before it's released to the public. I hope you enjoy it! 

Become a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding

And for a taste of what you'll be getting and what to expect from the new album, check out the Better Than The Book Discography playlist here on Newgrounds:


That wraps things up for this post! I've been very busy lately sorting out everything for the album's release and marketing campaign, but I think things are going smoothly and I can't wait to show you what's to come! The next big post will be on May 10th coinciding with the lead single release, but until then I hope you have a great time whatever you're up to, are getting excited for the next few months of BTTB action, and as always thanks for supporting Better Than The Book and my various music projects on Patreon and here on Newgrounds!

All the best,


Jabun / Better Than The Book