Alien Ant Farm, remember them? They of “Smooth Criminal” and “Movies” fame? Yeah, those guys!
“Where are they now?” might ask. A valid question; after a handful of radio hits and four albums, the group dropped off the radar without much notice. It turns out the group is alive and kicking and they need help funding their next effort.
Though the group most recently released music through Universal, it appears that the band is striking out on their own. “Come join us as we complete the work on our new record – we’ve never created a pre-order campaign like this before and want you to be part of it with us!” begins the statement on Alien Ant Farm’s PledgeMusic page.
Indeed, it looks like the band is trying to do something very special for their fans as they drum up the funds for their fifth album Always and Forever.
Through PledgeMusic, we are creating the chance to be part of a totally unique AAF experience — brand new to us too — where you’ll be able to pledge towards the making of the record as well as never-before-released music, merch and experiences directly from us, not the label, management or some guy behind the computer. You will also be gaining access to exclusive updates and videos along the way…
There’s also going to be a lot of cool interactive things for us to do with you guys as we continue to bang out the record and get closer to the release. Help us choose artwork designs, weigh in on the track order, and help decide what our next single will be and more!
It’s unclear what the targeted goal is for the band’s campaign but they’re already 9% to their goal with 60 days left in their campaign. Head over to the group’s PledgeMusic to check out the announcement video and to pass along some moolah if you’re feeling generous.