Showbread was actually at the forefront of bands using Kickstarter. They did one for their last album that did incredibly well. So well, in fact, that they did a 100% free tour of a lot of the US.
You know, I think somewhere in the back of my mind I remembered that. But the 5IF one just did so mind-bogglingly well that it practically eliminated the memory of any other "Christian rock" band using Kickstarter ever.