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Murder By Death Launch Kickstarter To Fund New Album ‘Big Dark Love’

Murder By Death, strangely enough, have the third most successful music-related campaign in Kickstarter history. In 2012, they raised $187,048 for the funding of their record Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon – that’s a pretty gigantic amount of money. The band has returned with another Kickstarter for their upcoming record, this time asking for $150,000 to fund Big Dark Love.

While Kickstarter began as a way for struggling artists to garner donations, it has clearly become much more than that. Fans are clearly willing to pay more for the content that they want. Taking one look at the band’s …

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Run The Jewels Are Remaking ‘RTJ2′ Using Nothing But Cat Noises

The internet can do magical things. When Run The Jewels‘ El-P said he would remake the rap duo’s newest album using only cat sounds if someone bought a deluxe edition (costing $40,000), he never thought the goal would be met. Low and behold, it was.

The RTJ2 remake, titled Meow The Jewels, brought in all $40,000 thanks to a fan-created Kickstarter. When El-P found out it existed, he pledged all the money earned would be given to charity should it reach its goal. He roped in top tier talent to help produce: Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Just Blaze, Zola Jesus, …

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Good Old War Start PledgeMusic Campaign To Help Fund New Record

Good Old War is working on a new album, and they need your help to finish it. The band has launched a PledgeMusic campaign to help out with studio costs of their upcoming LP.

Essentially serving as a pre-order to the new record, Good Old War is offering a bunch of perks to donors. There are a lot of options in several different price ranges here, from a $10 digital version of the new album for casual fans to a $5,000 executive producer credit for the die-hards. One of the cooler options is a vinyl pack, which offers the band’s …

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Love Bad Movies? Help The Internet Make ‘Samurai Cop 2′ A Reality

There are bad movies and then there are those films that are so godawful that they somehow become cult hits that outlast well made films in terms of popularity by a wide margin. The Room is a classic example, as well as Troll 2, but in my opinion neither of those creative endeavors can hold a candle to the ludicrous film known as Samurai Cop.

Created in 1991 and almost immediately forgotten by the vast majority of the general public, Samurai Cop is a horrendous film chock full of bad acting, crap dialogue, and over the top action …

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Help Kickstart Throne Watches Or Live A Life Full Of Regret

The music industry is a fun, yet horrible place where some of the most talented people go unnoticed because they’re unable or unwilling to create easy-to-digest pop songs that can be manipulated to sell any variety of products one may desire. When that happens — and believe me when I say it occurs numerous times every single day — creative people have to find alternate means of generating income. For Travis Alexander and his team in New York, the answer was simple: watches.

I don’t know if we have ever covered Throne Watches in depth before now, but I can …

Graveyard Club

Graveyard Club Proclaim “The Night Is Mine” With Infectious New Single

I will be the first to admit I have never heard of the band Graveyard Club prior to the beginning of this week. Like many unsigned bands making waves on the underground, their buzz is only just now reaching online press outside their local area, but already they are gaining momentum at an alarming rate.

Today, Graveyard Club shared a new single titled “The Night Is Mine.” The sunny and nostalgia-laced tracks brings to mind muggy summer nights spent listening to Joy Division and driving around aimlessly while smoking cigarettes with your closest friends. It’s not about going somewhere or …

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Horror Fans Unite: Kickstart ‘The Mortuary Collection’ Or Else!

People who love horror movies are some of the most dedicated fans in the world. It doesn’t matter if your film has a studio budget or if it was filmed in your backyard over the weekend–as long as the premise is decent and there is a chance of carnage, horror fans will more than likely give you a few minutes of their time. The open acceptance of new ideas is part of what makes this genre so wonderful in the first place, and it is with that in mind that I must now ask you to dig deep and help …

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Do The World A Favor And Kickstart A Full-Length ‘Fist Of Jesus’ Movie

We live for weird cinema at UTG. Marvel films are fun, sure, but there is no cinematic thrill like the excitement that comes from seeing something truly original brought to life in a highly entertaining way from a relatively unknown voice. It’s like stumbling across buried treasure, only for people who hate the idea of actually spelunking because The Descent scarred them for life.

With that in mind, we must urge every one of our like-minded readers to join us in helping director David Muñoz and producer Simon Brading in bringing a feature length version of their beloved 2012 horror …

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Emery Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New LP

Post-hardcore outfit Emery have launched a crowdfunding campaign on BadChristian for their forthcoming LP, You Were Never Alone. Asking fans for $50,000, the group are offering everything from signed copies of the record to playing personal house shows in return for their generosity.

You Were Never Alone will mark the return of founding member Devin Shelton, so there’s no doubt it should be worth contributing a few dollars to its production. For those who aren’t convinced even with that being said, click here to check out a demo of “I Got Taken For A Bath,” and furthermore, as part …

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REVIEW: Farewell Flight – ‘I Was A Ghost’

Artist: Farewell Flight
Album: I Was a Ghost
Genre: Pop Rock

Like most people who spend their free time between college classes and work shifts writing for music websites, I was deeply involved in my local music scene in high school, playing in bands, helping out at local venues, and booking shows. Among my favorite memories from those years are the nights when Farewell Flight would play at our little coffee shop. With an upbeat, infectious debut album, titled Sound Color Motion, and a stellar live show, the Pennsylvania natives made such an impression on our little scene in …

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Project 86 Launch Kickstarter For New Album, Acoustic EP

Orange County hard rock band Project 86 turned to Kickstarter to raise the funds for their 2012 full-length, Wait For the Siren, and the effort was so successful that they are returning to the crowdfunding platform for their ninth studio album and an accompanying acoustic EP. The as-yet-untitled record has a projected release date of mid-2014, and you can see all the details and the rewards for pledging right here.

After raising more than double their goal on Wait For the Siren, the band have set their sights higher this time around, asking for $50,000 to fund …

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Sundance Adds Zach Braff’s Kickstarter Movie and Gives ‘Clerks’ a 20th Anniversary Screening

Zach Braff, otherwise known as that one guy who made that indie film the the good soundtrack (just kidding, let’s not forget Scrubs), started a Kickstarter to support his first feature film since Garden State titled Wish You Were HereTurns out the latter will be screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival along with numerous other big names.

This means that the festival now boasts a total of 119 feature-length films that will be screening in January. Along with Braff’s partly Kickstarter-funded sophomore feature, the Sundance Institute also added a 20th anniversary screening of Kevin Smith’s …