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Okay guys, I am totally soliciting, but it's for a good cause:

Pledge These Guys Some Money!!!!

If you don't want to or can't watch that video, I'll explain it. But I highly encourage you to watch it, as you will be immediately charmed.

The guys in Evangelist have an entire new album, Self Confidence!, recorded and mixed, and have the album artwork all ready to go. I have only heard the material from this album live, but I am already in love with it. As I've mentioned before, they have amazing song titles such as "You Have Very Soft Hands," and "Marriage Equality." Also forthcoming on the new album is a song called "Gay Rage," which is "a tirade against religious opposition to gay rights." In addition to the fantastic titles and themes, they also play really great progressive/thrash/death metal. Their sound is sort of all over the place, but I find that to be charming.

So basically, these guys are rad, their music is great, and the themes are something I can really get behind.

Official Evangelist Website

Evangelist on MySpace

The problem is, it's going to cost them $1500 to have this album mastered and pressed. They have about $15 between them.

So they've started up a Kickstarter page to ask for pledges to help them out with this cost. The way it works is this: Their goal is $1500. You pledge anywhere from $1 to all $1500, and there are varying levels of rewards you receive for your pledge. At $1, you get a pre-release mp3 from their new album. At $2, you get the mp3, and a high-five from every member of the band. The prizes increase in awesomeness and silliness from there, including phone calls on your birthday, free admission into any show they play, a thank you note with a hand-drawn Predator on it, an originally composed song of the title and theme of your choosing, and an exorcism and faith-healing should you choose to donate $666 dollars or more.

The catch is, if they do not receive enough pledges to meet their $1500 goal, they do not get ANY money. This means that you also don't pay any money unless they reach their goal. So come on, if you like what these guys do at ALL, go promise them a spare dollar or two. That's less than the cost of a latte.

And now, one more video of a live performance, just in case you aren't convinced they are worth it:

No, really, go pledge a buck or two!

Oh, also, they are playing a TON of dates over the next little while, including Bellingham TONIGHT (Jan 7), and Portland this Sunday.

Date: 2011-01-07 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Are they coming to Seattle at all?

Date: 2011-01-07 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yup, they're playing El C with Sanctuary on Jan 21, and then the Galway Arms later in January.!/pages/Evangelist/220560458207?v=app_2344061033

Date: 2011-01-07 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Btw this guy has a ton of youtube videos of various local Seattle bands that I have only seen live. It's really neat to see them recorded and have a more objective idea of what they sound like.

Date: 2011-01-08 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's a pretty awesome way of doing a fundraiser. I've not heard of that model but it sounds great!


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