Eskimo Joe have completed the most successful crowdfunding exercise by an Australian artist through the Pozible website. In November of last year the band announced they were seeking $40,000 to pay for the independent recording of their sixth album, having parted ways with their label. As of the close of their campaign at noon today, they raised $60,736 thanks to 488 backers.
The first $20,000 came in the opening 24 hours and they’d already reached their target by the 10th day. Those backers chose from rewards starting at one dollar for a preview mp3 of the album’s lead single, received on the evening of its release, all the way up to a personal barbecue cooked by the band and accompanied by an acoustic performance and copies of the album for all the guests. That one set back the two supporters who chose it over $6000 each.
The band plan to spend the rest of this month recording demos in their own recently completed studio in Perth, called “The Wasteland”. They’ll be recording the album in March and April with producer Burke Reid of Gerling who has previously worked on recordings by musicians including Holly Throsby, The Drones, The Mess Hall and Liam Finn, among others.
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