#76. It was nip and tuck until literally a few hours ago. Over 700 campaigns on Kickstarter and nothing was coming even close. And don’t get me started on Crowdfunded Creations that have yet to be freakin’ created, after many months and many thousands of $$$.
But… I finally found a very fresh flower (sorry for the Fs) — only two songs on Soundcloud to her credit. And I’ve got Here Comes the Reign! Indie bands cover ’80s British classics? You don’t want to miss this.
IN THE MONEY
> JAMES HARRIS MOORE: $4090 of $4K, 2 days. And he’s moving back to Nashville!
> SUMMER UNDERGROUND: Done with $7340 for new sounds.
> REINA DEL CID: Finito with $23,705$17,438.
> COLONIES: $6162 of $6K, 2 days. Way to go!
NOT QUITE YET
> HARE AND THE HOUNDS: $1890 of $2500, 8 days. Good Atlanta tunes.
HERE COMES THE REIGN AGAIN (Portland, OR)
I don’t know this guy Andrew Curry or how he’s got the pull to get rights cleared and great artists to participate, but I do love the cut of his jib, or bib, or whatever.
This is Curry’s second awesome covers compilation album. The first was 2013’s Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock, featuring such gems as “Baby Come Back” by American pop dude Bleu and “The Things We Do For Love” by Swedish pop dude David Myhr. It’s like Yacht Rock on steroids in the 21st century. Link below.
Curry crowdfunded this new tribute effort to the tune of just under $15K and it hits the streets next week. I’ll just quote Bandcamp here: “Today’s best indie pop artists pay tribute to the classic British bands of the 1980s.” And he means BEST. Every song you remember most and some of the top indie dogs around.
My pal Freedy Johnston is on there (“Promises, Promises”), as is another old bud, Cliff Hillis — met him 20 years ago at The Dogfish Head (yup, ground zero of the microbrew powerhouse) in Rehoboth Beach, DE, when I walked in to the dulcet tones of Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” and knew I had to meet the perpetrator. Cliff kills it covering Nik Kershaw’s MTV green screen classic “Wouldn’t it Be Good”.
Clearly, I got it bad for this collection.
Also among the 27 furry faithful: Mike Doughty (“Relax”!), Rachel Yamagata (“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”), Eric Barao (“Tainted Love”), and Ken Stringfellow (“Digging Your Scene”), plus Candy Butcher and Oscar nominee Mike Viola (remember “That Thing You Do”?) doing this version of “Everybody Wants to Change the World”… Listen and love.
NEW MUSIC IN THE MAKING
MARIE DANIELLE (Los Angeles, CA)
$2035 pledged of a $2500 goal / 16 days to go
OK, I got nothin on this young woman except what’s on her Kickstarter campaign page and that ain’t much. She apparently saw recently that Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) was soliciting demo tapes from unsigned artists to record in Woodstock. She sent a tape in with two songs. He called. She’s about $500 short of her traveling costs.
These very well-produced — and very beautiful — demo tracks hint at what she just might be capable of with the help of a Felice brother in a suitably tricked out studio.
So I say listen, kick, and keep an ear our for big things from this singer songwriter. Here is “One of My Kind” — one more where that came from, link below. Also below, her Facebook page with a grand total of 98 likes. YouTube? 5 subscribers and 147 total views for 3 songs. Very much my kind of under-the-radar.
UPDATE: And we’re back? Soundcloud had some issues. May still choke a bit.
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.