No, the band hasn’t joined any political party, and this has nothing to do with any elections… As it has been announced on their website, Severed Fifth are campaigning to make a professional studio recording. And they need your help. In return, the band promises to keep the music free, and depending on your level of input, you get something in return. Read on for details.
So the goal for the band is to collect $5000, and enter the studio to record some material (and this includes the entire band, which would make it the first recording as such). Basically, they need your donations via their “Fair Pay” page, and unlike regular donations, you get something in return.
We need $5000 to record. If 500 Severed Fifth fans donate just $10, we will nail it. If you can help we really want to say thankyou for your contribution, so we will print the name of everyone who contributes in the album liner notes, and list all of you in an article when we release. If you can afford more we have some additional perks:
- For contributions of $50 or more – we will send you a signed photo of the band and a CD copy of Nightmares By Design.
- For contributions of $100 or more – we will send you a Severed Fifth t-shirt, signed photo of the band and a CD copy of Nightmares By Design.
- For contributions of $200 or more – we will send you a signed copy of the new album on CD, a Severed Fifth t-shirt, signed photo of the band and a CD copy of Nightmares By Design.
- For contributions of $300 or more – We will dedicate a song to you at our next live show and send you the video of it, send you a signed copy of the new album on CD, a Severed Fifth t-shirt, signed photo of the band and a CD copy of Nightmares By Design.
- For contributions of $500 or more – You get all the stuff previously mentioned, plus you get it delivered by Jono himself, during night, straight to your bedroom (ladies only)
Okay, I made the last one up.
But this is an interesting project, and in the day and age when CD’s are becoming retro, standing out with what you offer can make that much of a difference. I’ve personally appeared on liner notes for a local band because of support I’ve showed, and it’s a pretty good feeling knowing you did something, even though in most cases you basically do what a fan already does – pay for that piece of plastic or a concert ticket, knowing that the band actually cares for you as well doesn’t have a price tag.
Plus you can carry the CD around and show girls how cool you are. And usually fail miserably, but enough about me, go to Severed Fifth’s “Fair Pay” page, read up on the subject, and consider contributing.
Also, see a video of Jono Bacon talking about the whole deal: