They say, “kaleidoscopic indie-rock band drizzled with pop confections.” We say, “anti-shoegaze microhearts.” Either way, they are bound to the same, inviolable rules of economics as the rest of us. So they’re looking for some help funding a Long Time Coming tour. Says their Kickstarter page:
We are heading to Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Buffalo, Boston, and Rochester. We haven’t forgotten about Canada, where we will be playing in Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa. If we raise enough funds the tour will extend to the East Coast.
The costs of touring is very high, although the band is committed to always finding the best plan to saving money, so we can make your dollars stretch further. Union fees, border crossing fees, food, hotels, gas, van rentals are the basic needs for the five of us.
As is normal, a graded pledge structure offers more, and better incentives for larger contributions. But in this case, some of the higher-value rewards here are quite original, and very cool. Including:
Pledge $1,500 or more … Life-size display stand-ups of the Beatles created for their Apple store display for the release of the Beatles catalog on ITunes. They are very unique and not available for purchase anywhere else. Lean the Beatles up in your dining room!
Pledge $2,000 or more … Framed poster signed by all the members of U2!
Pledge $3,000 or more … Your very own Ron Cambell “Yellow Submarine” illustration! Ron Cambell, (one of the original animators for Yellow Submarine and the Saturday Morning Beatles cartoons) illustrated scene of The Beatles and all the Yellow Sub characters.
Pledge $4,000 or more … Beatles 3-D original hand painted, limited edition 2002 animation cell signed by Sir George Martin.
Find much more at the link, including a funny DIY video: