Do you ever wish there was a double-CD album that compiled 29 Alaska bands that ranged from indie-pop to metal to ska? Then let me direct you to this here Kickstarter page to raise funds for “Cold and Loud,” an anthology of local music that does exactly that.
Each band recorded a track for this project with producer and engineer Kurt Riemann at Surreal Studios, and the Kickstarter campaign has been set up to fund the CD manufacturing. If the campaign reaches $5,000 by May 9, “Cold and Loud” gets to put those donations to use. Each donation level carries different incentives, like your name mentioned in the booklet ($1), a copy of the comp ($25), a personal house concert by Pretty Birds That Kill ($450) and a six-hour recording session at Surreal Studios ($1,000).
As I type this, the Kickstarter is sitting pretty at $3,046, with 25 backers – two of them contributing at the $1,000 level.
Here’s the list of bands included on the comp: Kallahan, Woodrow, Slave II Nothing, Pretty Birds That Kill, The Rocket Surgeons, 3 Kisses, Waking Cerberus, Bolt Action Beaver, Stuntcock, A Wake Among the Forgotten, The Sweeteners, Anchors Alive, TIA, Sicarius, Zombieskillingnazis, Cease Fire, Decepticide, Noise Brigade, Robots Helping Clones, Sky Is Falling, City In Ashes, Wichita Shadows, To the Depths, Bottle Caps for Dollars, Men With Guns, Giants Make Way, PJ Franco and the Burnouts, Noise Brigade and Turquoise Boy.