Soooo… a one-and-one this time around — the music from the AMAZING Flannel Graph should be more than enough for two. Hare and the Hounds not too shabby either, so I’m happy with the quality control on this post.
As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to embed your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos.
> JAMES HARRIS MOORE: $3434 of $4K, 10 days. Help him over the top!
> SUMMER UNDERGROUND: $6595 of $7K, 4 days. I should just call it, but they you might not pledge…
> REINA DEL CID: $17,438 of $20K, 4 days. Up $5K in a week! Sweet. But still a few K short, so don’t hide. Take your crowbar to that wallet and GIVE.
> COLONIES: $4203 of $6K, 9 days. I really, really like these guys. You will, too.
FLANNEL GRAPH (KALISPELL, MT)
One freezing Texas week back in July, I brazenly requested that whosoever read the post should rush right over and pledge to this band, they are just that good. Well, they raised nearly $6K and came out with a doozy like that first step from Groundhog Day: the 7-song EP Ribs of Adam.
Shayla Smith sings, Leon Gregory plays guitar and harmonizes on every track and believe me, every track is where you want to be. They should just change the name of their current city to “Castaspell” because that’s the full effect. It’s rare that a band gets me from start to finish but all of these tunes are money in the bank, and this is a bank that is way too beautiful to fail.
No descriptions. No comparisons. Just listen up right. Hard to decide which one to embed! OK. “In My Soul” it shall be…
HARE AND THE HOUNDS (Atlanta, GA)
$1600 pledged of a $2500 goal / 15 days to go
This self-described “classic literate rock” group (better than a classic illiterate rock group, right?) has got the goods. Crafty lyrics, skilled instrumentation, superb production value — but that would all be por nada if it wasn’t for the heart I can hear throughout the songs. Atlanta is lucky to have ‘em but I’m betting they’ll soon be traveling far and wide.
At turns dreamy and upbeat, these guys make it all sound easy and good. It’s as if Canada came south, think Arcade Fire meets Cowboy Junkies (but no girls). They also remind me a bit of new indie sensations Saint Seneca.
Hare and Co. are on Indiegogo to fund a debut full-length; they’ve released a fine EP already, 2012′s Handsome Houses. Grab your partner for a waltz and click play on the leadoff track, “A Restless Me”… and think about a kick (even though it’s Indiegogo). Did I mention it’s also a free download on Bandcamp?
Wrap. Thanks for listening in and be sure to follow me on Twitter @radiocrowdfund for updates, kick-worthy campaigns, and great new music discoveries between now and next Thursday night.