The great news rushing into my inbox do not stop this week. Oh my! Right, Sunday Driver, one of my favorite Steampunk bands, actually, have an EP in the making, and they need our help! Splendid detail: It is an all-Indian-language release! Now, if this means all Hindi or a mix of Hindi, Urdu, Tamil or any other languages spoken in India, I do not know, but I know I will find out, for my support is certain.
And here are some more details!
Artist: Sunday Driver
Release : Flo
Release Due: April 2014
Label: Bakul Bagan Records / AWAL / PledgeMusic
Website Link: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/flo
Experimental world music outfit Sunday Driver have just launched an exciting crowdsourcing campaign with Pledgemusic.com to fund the release of their new EP “Flo” in March 2013.
“Flo” is the band’s first ever all-Indian language release. Its seven tracks showcase unique adaptations of traditional Indian chants and folk songs – ranging from delicate lullabies adapted for harp and cello, through to sanskrit mantras set to trancey tabla beats.
As well as stunning performances on vocals, harp, sitar and even EBO? from the innovative seven piece act, the EP features special appearances from well known Asian music pioneer and tabla maestro Kuljit Bhamra.
Pledgers who pre-order the EP get all sorts of bonuses like remixes and sneak previews of new songs in the making. And they can sign up for a range of great buys from hand knitted socks to personalised videos from the band.
After only a week the campaign hit 50% of it’s required total!
Details of the campaign can be found at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/flo
Five percent of what’s raised – rising to 20% after the target is met – will go to the charity Squeaky Gate (http://www.squeakygate.org.uk/) which empowers people through music and the arts.