Comedy rockers Psychostick have launched a fan funding campaign to raise money to record a new album and complete construction on their recording studio. The campaign, which is taking place at Indiegogo.com is now live and will run till December 5th. (Go to www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-psychostick-album-and-recording-studio/x/4100572.)
As part of the kick-off, the band is premiering a video for their brand new song, “Obey The Beard” on the IndieGoGo campaign page, which is linked after viewing the promo video. Fans who contribute to the fund raising efforts will score a free MP3 of the song and other cool stuff for helping the band finance their next album and the completion of their recording studio.
Says Psychostick guitarist Josh Key: “This fundraiser is not just for a new album, but so much more! We’re building a sweet studio; we want to put out new music and videos on a regular basis, so that fans don’t have to wait through long dry spells between albums to hear something new from us. This fundraiser will enable us to make that happen.” Vocalist Rob Kersey concurs, saying, “Having our own studio and the ability to record songs right away will be a huge dream come true for us. We literally have around a hundred or so song ideas that often get put on the back burner, but with this sweet setup we can finally become that recording machine we’ve always wanted to be. This fundraiser along with our amazing fans can help us fuel this machine for more brutal laughs in the years to come.”
Psychostick also plans to release several promotional videos during the course of the Indiegogo campaign, and contributors will also be privy to additional private videos once the album recording process gets underway. Like other fan funding efforts, Psychostick is planning a number of incentive tiers as part of the campaign. Among the items being offered are things such as: a signed CD, custom ringtone recorded by the band, exclusive t-shirt, custom kick drum head, guest list for life, cameo in a Psychostick video, and everything and the (literal) kitchen sink.
Usually touring ninja warriors, the band, just off of their “Blow Your Fingers Off” summer tour and their late summer dates with American Head Charge, will be sticking close to home as work on the new album kicks off. Tour stops over the summer also included Rockapalooza, A2 Fest, Breast Fest Biker Bash, and Dirtfest. In July, they released their latest music video for the song “Sadface Emoticon” (http://youtu.be/ZsqZl3VqoM4), and which followed their video for “Dogs Like Socks,” which was released earlier this year (http://youtu.be/swmuqGWgZCc).
Harnessing their crazy sense of humor and love of all things metal, vocalist Rob “Rawrb” Kersey and guitarist Josh “The J” Key joined forces with drummer Alex “Shmalex” Dontre and bassist Matty J “Moose” to create Pyschostick, a band they’ve coined as humorcore. With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously, since its birth in Phoenix, AZ in 2000.
Almost 100 percent do-it-yourself, Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music that Chimaira, Machine Head, and Hatebreed would be proud of, and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter.
With three full-length albums behind them – “We Couldn’t Think of a Title,” “Sandwich,” and their holiday album, “The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride” – the band released their latest record, “Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D,” in 2011, following it up with a tour with Mushroomhead to add to their total count of 21 nationwide tours that have hit 47 states.
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