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Friday, May 10, 2013
The Roanoke-based band Eternal Summers built up some nice steam last year with its CD, “Correct Behavior.”
The record got into the College Music Journal chart, and the band toured nationally and internationally, making new fans along the way. As you read this, the band is on the road with the Presidents of the United States of America (“Lump,” “Peaches”).
Now the trio — Nicole Yun, Daniel Cundiff and Jonathan Woods — is asking its fans to get involved in the process of making the third album.
On a pitch at Pledgemusic.com, the band says it has finished recording in Austin, Texas, with producer Doug Gillard (of the bands Guided by Voices and Nada Surf). Now it’s time for mixing, and the act has a list of pledge amounts tied to swag from the band that ranges from a copy of the CD to personalized postcards to a house show to the chance to cut Cundiff’s hair (that one requires a $2,000 pledge, $1,000 less than the house show). A basic $10 pledge gets you a download of the album.
It is not clear from the Pledgemusic page how much the band is trying to raise. As of Thursday afternoon, that funding is at 27 percent of the goal with 31 days to go.
If Eternal Summers surpasses its goal, 10 percent of whatever it raises after that will go to Camp Sunshine, for children with cancer.
Once the album is done, the band will shop it to indie labels, Cundiff said in an e mail exchange on Facebook.
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