WTD favourites Beat Radio have announced a Kickstarter campaign to help release their latest full album Hard Times Go. Two EPs have already been released under the Hard Times Go name (which we’ve written about already) and now Brian Sendrowitz and Co. need your help to press the full record in vinyl and give their music the proper release it deserves.
I’m sometimes a little sceptical with Kickstarter campaigns, with artists sometimes essentially asking for something for nothing, however you can rest assured that this one is worth your hard earned money. The range of prices make it easy to pledge, with the lowest being $10 (which gets you an exclusive acoustic album and is probably cheaper than your average pre-order), right up to $350 or more (which gets you a whole host of goodies PLUS a home show!). Other special items include the entire Beat Radio back catalog, handmade collages, photographs, personal cover songs, tailored mixtapes and even beercan cozies! Check out all the details here. It actually works out as pretty good value. $35 (£22 for us Brits) gets you a vinyl, two digital albums and a t-shirt. Bargain.
With all the free material Brian has offered in the past I think he has done more than enough to justify asking for a bit of help. I can’t really think of anything more exciting and inspiring than a group of people trying to pursue a dream.
Tennessee Williams’ Blanche DuBois says “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” Don’t we all?