Oakland rockers B. Hamilton launch Kickstarter campaign

Originally self-released in November of 2011 as a free download, Oakland rock-and-rollers B. Hamilton are now looking to release their full-length Everything I Own Is Broken on vinyl through Kickstarter. Check out the campaign here. With 5 days remaining, the band is about $650 short of their $2000 goal. Since pledges of $15 or more receive a copy of the vinyl, it’s a win-win situation — buyers get an awesome local rock record for $15 and B. Hamilton earn a well-deserved (albeit probably small) paycheck for their efforts. Bonus points: Anyone who donates a dollar or more will have their [...]

By |January 30, 2012|Tags: , |

Silian Rail ask for Kickstarter support for “adventurous” new album and EP

Silian Rail have decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign. The two-piece instrumental band are looking to record an "adventurous" new album and EP, and they need your help to complete it: We are Silian Rail, and we are raising funds for the recording of our third full length record. We are two long lost friends from North Carolina who re-met in San Francisco by chance, and have been writing and performing instrumental music ever since. Recording this album will mark six years of us making music together. In addition to the full length record, we will also be recording various [...]

By |November 4, 2011|Tags: , |

In 2010, Kickstarter ushered in a new era of fan-supported albums

Back in October 2010, My First Earthquake set up a rather daunting Kickstarter fund: $5000 to fund their next full-length record. Within three days, the band's goal was reached. The members of My First Earthquake now have two things they can be happy about: Their next album is substantially funded and they are, in fact, ready to "destroy a recording studio." They have loyal fans who jumped at the chance to donate their cash just to hear more My First Earthquake tunes. And this is all because Kickstarter made it easy to do so. Several other local bands and musicians [...]

By |December 23, 2010|Tags: |
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