|MSI record held hostage|
2012-11-20 by Acanthus | 41 Replies | 2374 Views
Mindless Self Indulgence have decided to hold their upcoming record, which has yet to be named, hostage. The band have started a kickstarter project to fund the album, complete with a plethora of CAPS LOCK paragraphs and a brainwashing, borderline annoying video to give potential investors a break from reading all the capitalization.
At the time of this writing the project has $95,769 in donations, and with a goal of $150,000 the new album likely be funded before the remaining 34 days of the project are up. The pledge package incentives range from a copy of the album to keyboards, guitars, and some of the female member's tour t-shirts.
As far as a release date, the band had this to say: "Assuming that we meet our goal, the brand new full length Mindless Self Indulgence album will be released the 13th of March 2013."
Those interested in donating can do so at the link below, but be warned when choosing a price package as "... in order to give you room to pick and choose, the album is not included in every reward level. Double check that shit."
AT THIS POINT IN TIME I DON'T GIVE A FUCK but I thought somebody else might. Heck if they can get
$150k from fans then obviously there's still a market for their sound.
Digging: Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music I
This is going to be a complete abortion. Can't wait to review it.
lol I bet their fans can't wait to flush their money down the toilet.
Digging: Supercell - Today is a Beautiful Day
terrible news i was hoping they'd broken up oh well
$150,000 for a shitty MSI album?!
Digging: Baths - Obsidian
half of it's for crack money.
their incentives are fucked up
you can chip in for a hoodie BUT NO ALBUM FOR YOU
give us $5000? LOL SRY GOTTA BUY A COPY ANYWAYS
what a bunch of cunts
They sound like dicks.
They could have recorded this album by themselves for free but noooooo. If they don't get $150,000 they're going to erase the tapes? Likely story. They probably already recorded it and are going to use this money for crack. I fucking hate this band and I am surprised they haven't broken up or died yet.
get over it
Thank you for that insightful contribution.
I'd argue that a large portion of the money is going to cover the incentives, but there's a lot up for grabs that the band already owns and mass printing of hoodies isn't that expensive.
If the album is good (aka You'll Rebel To Anything or earlier vibes) I'll be surprised, but I'm not sure they've got it in them.
I hate when bands use Kickstarter
They could have at least ironed the shirts before advertising them...
"I hate when bands use Kickstarter"
why? some bands use it because they have to. money grabbing things like this are obviously bullshit (150K, really?) but some bands like hester prynne absolutely need the money to move forward.
I think it depends on what it's used for. The Saddest Landscape used Kickstarter to get vinyl presses of their early albums but as long as you donated like.. $15, you were guaranteed a copy. Shit like that is cool. Asking for $150k is not.
Jesus Christ did they actually have the balls to write "Album not included, you can clearly afford to buy that shit separately." on the $5k one? You pay $5k to have your name in the song title (lol) and then you have to go to the store and buy it?
This band and their fanbase are horrible excuses for human beings.
This is disguisting
Digging: The Computers - Love Triangles Hate Squares
Ain't giving those douches shit.
I mean...I'm pretty excited for the album xD
isn't one of them married to gerard way? so surely they can't be that desperate for money.
These guys sound like total dickheads.
I feel so alone in looking forward to a new album by them...
Forgot this band existed
Digging: The World is a Beautiful Place And... - Whenever, If Ever
Their singer is like 43 lol
Digging: Of Montreal - Daughter of Cloud
The video is annoying.
How the hell have they gotten $97 000 in donations?!
Anyway, I only liked Frankenstein Girls and a couple of tracks from the one after.
Digging: Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Oh you fooled me, God damnit.
isn't someone from mcr married to the chick in this band?
Digging: Faith No More - The Real Thing
Gerard Way is married to Lyn-Z.
this is still a band. sigh.
dont give a fuck
Digging: Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy (??????)
ultimate dirty dancing soundtrack
You can get the album when it comes out by donating one dollar.
Come on guys, it's not that bad. Plus most of the money, besides going towards recording, is used for producing the merchandise for the people who pledged and stuff. They said it themselves.
I've argued against kickstarter costs before when Figure did one for his album, so I've been wrong on this subject before.
Take a look at what the incentives are. The majority of them the band already has/owns. The hoodies can be purchased at less than $40 per shirt when ordered in bulk, as can the shirts.
The record is planned for a March release, so in all likelyhood the album is at least close to completion already or in a demo state, needing to be produced. I don't know production costs, but lets assume all the above incentives require $50k; $100k for producing is a bit steep, especially in this day and age.
Alternatively, the demo is pretty catchy strangely enough:
Yeah the demo they released sounds fucking amazing