I fucking hate this shit. Bottom line: If no one is willing or able to fund a record’s production, that record should not be made.
That’s fact, people. And that is why these fundraising campaigns for albums, festival runs, and tour vans leave a bad taste in my mouth. Yes, I am aware that there’s little difference between crowd-funding and pre-sales, but there’s still a difference.
They just need $50,000 and then they can make it; it’ll be their first new album in five years.
“Misery Signals invites their listeners to participate in the release of their fourth full-length album,” the page says.
Yeah, it’s an invitation. To participate.
For $2,000, you can purchase a guitar used in making the album.
Or you could pay that back child support you owe.
“Making this album and being an active recording band again is long overdue and we wouldn’t be doing any of this if it weren’t for you,” says the band, which has no label.
“We are fired up, ready, eager, and excited. The album will come out as soon as possible and we will keep you posted every single step of the way.”
Funny how in February, they were already recording. And now they need money.
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