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?
The Spill Canvas is set to record their next album in January at Cathouse Studios in Sioux Falls, SD - the same studio where Sunsets and Car Crashes was recorded. The band have started a kickstarter page to help fund recording.
Corey Warning (The Graduate) and Tony Peck (The Forecast) have started a new band called Lincoln-Douglas Street Fighter. They are playing one show in Quincy, IL on December 10th at the State Room with Asa Dawson's (Junior Varsity) new band Palace Flophouse. If anyone donates to either The Graduate's Kickstarter or The Forecast's Kickstarter, they get $2 off the $10 admission price.
Abel (Come&Live! Records) have launched a kickstarter to raise the funds to record their next full-length in January. As of today, the band has already reached 10% of their goal. They are comparable to the likes of As Tall As Lions and Brand New; you can read a review of their latest album Lesser Menhere.
The Graduatehave a kickstarter up for helping put together their "farewell DVD." They have already reached their goal; however, after talking with Corey -- they really want to make this thing amazing and go all out - so they're looking to raise as much as they can.
A Lot Like Birds have launched a kickstarter to raise money to buy a tour van to make their upcoming tour plans possible. Fun fact: If you pledge $500 or more, Mikey from the band will get your name tattooed on his butt. You can also hear a clip of a new song at the end of the video on the page.