I haven’t really jumped on the Kickstarter bandwagon yet, I mean I can definitely see its use, allowing people to reach small benefactors in support of small — or lofty — goals. Crowd sourcing is no new thing, and there are definitely some cool things that have come forth because of the people who go though Kickstarter, but due to my cynical nature, I have yet to find a project that I feel particularly attached to; something that I care about enough to shell out dough on, even though it may not get completed. Until now.

I am a huge Mindless Self Indulgence fan. Rewind back to my middle school and early high school days and that’s all I would have been listening to; Frankenstein Girls Look Strangely Sexy and You’ll Rebel to Anything were on constant rotation for me. Something about their raunchy style of pop punk really drew me out of my shell and lead me down musical avenues that I would have never explored other wise. So it is with great pride that I can say that I have now helped fund the release of a new MSI album. Posting from Kickstarter, the band has presented the situation as a ransom. Either we, the fans, donate money to the band, or the album will not see release, and in fact, will be deleted. These are desperate times indeed:

 …. IT IS UNHARMED FOR NOW !!!! IF YOU EVER WANT TO HEAR IT, THIS KICK STARTER PAGE MUST REACH 150,000 IN INCENTIVES ….IF WE DON’T REACH THIS GOAL, WE WILL NEVER RELEASE THIS NEW M$I RECORD EVER !!!!!!

IF YOU WANT YOUR RECORD DELIVERED SAFELY, CHOOSE AN INCENTIVE IN THE SIDE BAR AND HELP US REACH OUR GOAL. IF YOU DO, THE RECORD WILL BE RELEASED UNHARMED……BUT REMEMBER WE ARE WATCHING YOU CLOSELY. WE WILL ERASE THE RECORD IF WE SEE ANY FUNNY BUSINESS…… ANY DEVIATION FROM OUR INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN YOU NEVER HEARING THIS RECORD EVER !!!!!!!

POST ABOUT THIS KICKSTARTER OR THE RECORD DIES….
YOU MUST TELL EVERYONE OR THE RECORD DIES….
IF WE CATCH YOU BUYING ANOTHER ALBUM THE RECORD DIES….
IF YOU DON’T CLICK ON THE INCENTIVES THE RECORD DIES…

YOU CAN TRY TO DECEIVE US BUT BE WARNED: WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH HOW MAJOR LABELS DO BUSINESS…..WE HAVE EYES EVERYWHERE… YOU ARE UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE…..
IF YOU FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS TO THE LETTER AND OUR DEMANDS ARE MET, WE WILL SEND YOU THE NEW MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE RECORD.  DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE US!!!!!

IT IS UP TO YOU NOW !!!!!! VICTORY!
LOVE > MINDLE$$ $ELF INDULGENCE

 

If the as of yet unnamed new album does reach its goal of, wait for it … $150,000 — yeah — the band will release the album on March 23, 2013. While that is easily the most expensive album cost I have seen in some time — point of reference, Devin Townsend‘s 2011 album, Deconstruction, cost just over $60,000 dollars, 40,000 of which was financed out of pocket and through auctions — this is still a big project I can get behind. And with backer rewards like a personalized Left Rights song, — Jimmy Urine’s side project — one of a kind shirts, tour memorabilia, getting your name in the liner notes, and other cool goodies, the reasons for financing this thing are too good and too many to miss out on.

So if you got some extra cheddar lying around, head over to the band’s Kickstarter page and see about helping this awesome band finance their long awaited new album. I have high hopes for this thing, and even though we only have until December 24th to reach the goal, I definitely think the fans will come through and get the $150,000, even if it hurts just thinking about that price tag.

– EC

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