Indie-rock band Birds with Fleas has big plans for a new album and they’re turning to Kickstarter to make it happen. The band started life as a solo project, getting by with a little help from some friends before eventually morphing in to the full-fledged outfit audiences know and love today.
Matt Siegel, Drew Daniels, Spencer Karges and James Skelley have spent the last three years honing their skills, refining their stage show and writing, rewriting, crumpling up, uncrumpling and rewriting yet again a collection of tunes that are now ready to be committed to the ages.
Ten tunes comprise the new album, Wider Seas, slated for release in September (pending completion funds). The album represents the culmination of those three years worth of effort—and given the popularity and success of the band, one can safely assume it’s going to be potent stuff.
The Kickstarter campaign, running until June 7, accepts backing donations as low as $2 (backers receive a free digital download of their newest single) all the way up to $1,000, which gets the pledging person their own private concert (as well as a bundle of swag). Other premiums include vinyl albums, hand-written lyrics, a guest appearance on the album and even a signed ukulele used on previous recordings.
Interested parties can find the relevant links on Facebook, the Birds with Fleas website or by going to Kickstarter and searching for Birds with Fleas.