Haste The Day‘s crowdfunding campaign for their new album continues to pick up steam, having now surpassed $88,025 with 14 days still remaining. The bands Stephen Keech issued the following on passing the $85,000 milestone:
“Haste the Day Fans!!!
We are so blown away by your continual support of this project! You have spread the word and invested in this record with us, and we couldn’t be more grateful. I can’t believe it, but we just hit $85,000, which releases our next stretch goal. All the backers up to this point will receive a brand new, unreleased song from me!
I can’t wait to share it. But first I would like to touch on a little bit of htd history and one of the reasons this project is special. Way back in the early days of Haste the Day when everyone could eat whatever they wanted and stay skinny, the band released an EP on their own. Meaning, they saved up their allowances, started lemonade stands, and probably ate lots of Ramen noodles so they could make a record. After that, HTD signed to a label gracious enough to let them borrow money to record a full length record. Five albums later, we broke up while still paying off our debt through record sales.
This record is exciting because it is the first full length record that Haste the Day has done where it is funded up front. This campaign has been our lemonade stand. But instead of lemonade, we are selling vinyls, hoodies, t-shirts, cds, and more. Your support is helping us make the album we want to make. There will be no dollar waisted in this campaign. The more money that is made, the more we can do with this record.
Thank you all so much for being so supportive and inspirational to us. It is truly humbling.