Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Bastard Suns crowdfund new album, national tour

Posted By on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Atlanta sweet-leaf rockers the Bastard Suns are gearing up to record a new album, and they're asking for a little bit of help with the bills. The band is hoping to raise $12,000 through a recently launched Kickstarter campaign because they "reckon that's just enough to pay for the album recording, mastering, production, and the subsequent tour."

If the documentary piece above doesn't convince you to pony up some cash, the band is also promising a printed "thank you" in the CD sleeve, special T-shirts, signed copies of the release, and even a private acoustic house show - depending on how much you donate, of course. For $3,000 you can even see your name tattooed on drummer Jay Tea, though the exact location may have to be negotiated.

The band has managed to raise just over $2,300, so no big balling tattoo takers as of yet. If all goes as planned, it hopes to start recording Long Live Song in early August, and cement plans to hit the road again soon after. The release will mark the band's first full-length since 2009's Here Come the Suns. In 2011 the group released a four-part EP series, Band for All Seasons, where it crafted five songs for each season of the year.

As the group embarked on tour in 2012, we caught up with singer Clayton Heirs to talk roving Southernisms, the state of punk rock, and what motivates the tireless gaggle of musicians to keep sailing "the whiskey sea."

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