The Polyphonic Spree Want Your Help Raising $100,000.
The Polyphonic Spree, who are currently wrapping up work on their Christmas record, apparently also have some other projects they want to finish off in the near future: a full-length studio album, a live album-cum-documentary DVD and a national (perhaps international?) tour to promote all of it.
Per what's fast becoming par for course in today's musical landscape, though, there's a pretty significant hurdle standing in their way: funds. And, yes, as Spree mastermind and frontman Tim DeLaughter explains in his band's new Kickstarter campaign video, funds are pretty much a constant concern when your band features 20 or so members. Hence, y'know, the Kickstarter campaign.
One thing: The Spree's looking to raise $100,000. Sound like a lot? Definitely. But here's the shocking thing: In its very short run so far (the campaign has until November 28 to reach its goal), the band has already amassed over $15,000 of its desired budget. So maybe $100,000 really isn't that much money?
Anyway, you can contribute to the cause here, if you feel so inclined. In return, depending on how much dough you drop, you could get to actually become a temporary member of the Spree yourself. Or you could just have them play a show in your living room (assuming your living room is the size of an entire house).