The Saddest Landscape have launched a Kickstarter to help fund the re-issue of the band's first two records, The Sound of the Spectacle and Lift Your Burdens High for this is Where We Cross. The band will release a limited edition 7", Redefining Loneliness, this Fall via Topshelf Records.
Black Moth Super Rainbow have started a kickstarter for their new album, Cobra Juicy. Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! has posted a video of persuasion that you can watch in the replies.
Framing Hanley has launched a Kickstarter to fund its new album and music video. The band is looking to get $40,000, to be funded within the next 28 days, and the collection is currently just over $18,000.
The Motel Life just launched their Kickstarter asking fans to help them master their next EP, Those Bruises. Among the packages fans can purchase are a limited edition poster, comics, and the band will even come to your house for a BBQ and wash your car. The artwork was done by Daniel Fishel (The Wonder Years, No Sleep Records, Citizen).
That's Outrageousrecently began asking for donations in an IndieGoGo project to fund their second record. Many questioned the $7,500 goal the band was trying to reach, so the group has outlined that budget in a blog here. The budget includes $2,500 for CDs, $1,000 for travel, $1,500 for start-up merch costs, $500 for mastering the album and $1,500+ for studio time.
A fascinating new kickstarter has been making the rounds the past week or so, it's called the gTar. Basically, it's a fully digital guitar - that you can hook up to an iOS device and it can teach you how to play as well as a few other tricks.
We Shot the Moon has launched a Kickstarter to help release their 3rd album Love & Fear. Singer Jonathan Jones has teamed up again with former Sherwood members Dan Koch & Joe Greenetz, the same lineup as the first WSTM album back in 2007. Koch co-wrote and produced the album, and Joe played drums. All backers of the project will receive immediate downloads of 4 new or remixed songs.
We reported a couple days ago the Kickstarter project of former Play for Keeps bassist Cash Colligan, where Colligan originally said he wanted to bring his friend, former The Cab drummer Alex Johnson, to Las Vegas to play in a new band. The Kickstarter page has changed - Colligan says the $1,000 will now be used for both record and to make a pitch for a reality TV show - and you can read a piece of the new description below.
Former Play for Keeps bassist Cash Colligan has started a Kickstarter to bring his friend, former The Cab drummer Alex Johnson, to Las Vegas so he can play drums in a new band. They're looking for $1,000, and according to the project description, "It would make ZERO sense to not have Alex Johnson become a part of this project that WILL CHANGE MUSIC. He knows nothing about this project, though I'm sure when we go live it will be hard to keep the secret." For pledging $100, you can get a whopping email and three tweets from Alex. We've had plenty of Kickstarter debates on this website - where do you think this falls in the spectrum of Kickstarter's niche and usefulness in the music industry?
Oceana has reached its Kickstarter goal and announced they will record in July and August. Any more money raised will go toward buying a tour van and the band hopes to have the new record out in fall. You can also see the group's full 40-minute set from RaleighPalooza in the replies.
Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls / Evelyn Evelyn fame) is funding her new record via Kickstarter and set out for a $100,000 goal. The Kickstarter currently stands at over $618,000 with over 11,000 backers and still has three weeks to go in its lifetime. What are your thoughts on Kickstarter campaigns that blow up like this? Discuss in the replies.
Look Mexico has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming 12", So Crucialtine, which will contain the So Byzantine EP and the Crucial EP on vinyl. With profits from their sales of the LP, the band are looking to put the money back into releasing other artists' projects under a new label.
A lot of folks around these parts have been clamoring for a more in-depth look at Kickstarter and other crowd-funding models. I did some research, interviewed a couple dozen people and ended up with my Too Long; Do Read article for March, called Kickstart This: Crowd-Funding Websites Help Creators Bypass Traditional Forms of Investment. As you'll see from the beginning of the article, it's not just about music - crowd-funding websites are used by many different types of people, so the article is a more business-oriented look into the increasing popularity of these models and offering some insight from bands like The Narrative and Five Iron Frenzy as to what their Kickstarter experiences...
The OC Supertones have reunited and will record their first new album in eight years. They have begun a kickstarter to fund the new album and are offering their first new song "On the Downbeat" for free download.
In an overwhelming show of support from fans, The Classic Crime's $30,000 Kickstarter for their new album has already been funded and then some in less than a day. Any money beyond the goal will be used to support the upcoming tour and on the marketing of their new album.
Showbread have announced the new details on their upcoming album Cancer, and have launched the kickstarter campaign for it. They say they're looking at doing "a science-fiction concept album with an elaborately detailed universe fleshed out with music, lyrics, visual art and a movie."
Who doesn't enjoy a late-night discussion about something like Kickstarter? I'm writing up an article about the crowd-funding platform for my March feature and I'm looking for some input from AP.net users. Check out a poll I made in the poll forum, and feel free to answer it and the questions I attached to it. Probably the most interesting question is saved for last - if your favorite band had to use a Kickstarter to continue or end their career, what would you give them?