A Sunny Day in Glasgow have started a Kickstarter page to raise money for the recording of their yet-to-be-named new album. After taking less traditional approaches to recording their previous two well-known full-lengths, ASDiG want to take a stab at working with a proper producer and recording in an actual recording studio this time. And that costs money! Their 2007 album, Scribble Mural Comic Journal, was recorded at home by band leader Ben Daniels, and their 2009 album, Ashes Grammar (TMT Review) was recorded in an echoey dance studio in New Jersey. This time, they’ve enlisted the help of Jeff Ziegler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) and his North Philly studio, Uniform Recordings, but the process is proving to be be more expensive than originally planned.
That’s where you come in! Since ASDiG are nice guys (and two nice gals), donations at all levels come with incentives. They range from a simple personal acknowledgement on their website ($5 or more) to limited edition copies of previously released albums and EPs, to in-person experiences (music lessons, karaoke sessions) with band members.
Because of the awesome rewards that they’re offering in return for donations, many of the packages have already sold out, and ASDiG have actually already raised slightly more than their original $5,000 goal. They’ve now got enough to finish the album, but if people keep donating, they’ve promised to “do a lot more.” Details are cryptic, but the possibilities are grand. Maybe if they make it to $10,000 they’ll do a tribute album to all of the donors, writing mini-songs for everyone who contributed. Or they could just be badasses and rent a giant tour bus and throw parties on it each night for the donors in a given town. That can be done for $5,000, right? Regardless, contributing to ASDiG’s album efforts will undoubtedly result in many returned riches.
• A Sunny Day in Glasgow: http://asunnydayinglasgow.com
• Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1077560989/a-sunny-day-in-glasgow