Protest the Hero

Everybody’s favorite Canadian goofballs Protest the Hero recently launched a fundraising campaign in preparations for their new album. They’ve set up some neat perks to motivate fans in participating in the campaign, and the accompanying video is as hilarious as anything you’d expect out of this bunch. They even smuggle in some footage of the new material, and it sounds pretty promising. As the band themselves acknowledge, they’re nowhere near the first to come up with this idea, but it really boils down to a win-win situation for musicians and fans alike, and PTH make it seem particularly alluring. Hence, a number of us here at Heavy Blog HQ have already made our contributions, even though, personally, I rarely (if ever) partake in these things.

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At the time of writing this post, the band have reached over $68,000 of their $125,000 goal. It’s safe to say that they should have no problem reaching their goal, and at this rate, we wouldn’t be surprised if they reached the goal by the time this post has been published. Record #4 is supposed to come out some time later in the year. If you’ve been stoked on it, this is your chance to make sure it arrives on time.

– DA

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