UPDATE: YOU GOT US BACK ON THE ROAD! We can't even begin to express our gratitude and excitement to you all!
In celebration of reaching $10K and going to SXSW after all, we're bringing a videographer with us and making an extremely-limited-edition DVD of the shows we'll be playing there. See the $30 incentive for more info.
235 people got us to $10,000, and more have continued to pledge. In the remaining days of this campaign, we welcome any additional help if you're so moved. Every little bit will be put to good use for a reliable van, better insurance, and other associated expenses.
We love you all and are blown away by your support. Thank you for everything!
Our van was stolen in Brooklyn last weekend. We'd used it to tour far and wide, to get to and from our rehearsal space and the recording studio that we use upstate, and to help out local organizations.
Now we need your help. We have big plans for this year — starting with a string of shows at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX. We've started working on our next album. We're planning tour dates throughout the spring, summer and beyond.
But SXSW is halfway across the country, the studio's several hours upstate, and we can't even play a show in our own city without using a van.
Why a van? Even if one of us owned a car — which we don't, living in New York City — our gear doesn't fit in anything smaller.
Why $10,000? Because we need a safe, reliable van that won't leave us stranded on the way to a show. We've tried the cheapest-possible-van approach before and learned our lesson. The money will go toward a solid used van and immediately associated expenses (a mechanical inspection, registration, license plates, replacement of the van's contents, etc.).
What about insurance? Sadly, our car insurance covered collisions only — that means we can't get a dime from the insurance company.
We need your help to get to South By Southwest on March 11, to continue recording our next album, and to get to your city to play for you! To cheesily quote our own songs: We can't do it alone.
- (17 days)