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The Hudson Branch Hoping To Kickstarter Second Album

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on May 12, 2011 7:00PM

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When last we heard from the journeyfolk in The Hudson Branch, their artistic collective Dogs On Tour gave away a holiday EP recreating classic Christmas carols in a hit-and-miss electric-folk style, as well as successfully introducing us to an adorable little moppet named Lucia ("L-U-C-I-A! LUCIA!"). Now that the gloves that are different pairs have been put away for quite some time, The Hudson Branch announced that they are hard at work on their second full-length album. But they need your help in order to do it.

Like most people these days, The Hudson Branch are using Kickstarter to fund the project. They're fixing to raise $4,000 to record in Soma Studios, run by Tortoise drummer/multi-instrumentalist John McEntire. Wouldn't you know it, they've raised more than half of the total funds ($2,151) with 48 days left to go.

The Hudson Branch's first full-length, Tightrope Walker, was an excellent slow-burn of a record, hitting the sweet spots between Radiohead's emotional brit-pop era and the Americana-minded experimentalism of Wilco near the turn of the century. To fund their record, The Hudson Branch have come up with different rewards for each incremental amount that backers pledge.

For instance, $5 will land you a "thank you" in their record, while $10 gets you a digital download of the upcoming record. For $500, The Hudson Branch will perform and film any scene from the donator's favorite musical. Who's got two thumbs and is going to spend the next 48 days scrounging within an inch of his life for enough change to get Hudson Branch to perform the living fuck out of a scene from Sweeney Todd? Well, this guy, but there's no way in hell that's actually gonna happen.

For more on The Hudson Branch's Kickstarter, go here.

Here's a video for the project:

And another video that's a demo for a new song called "Piggyback":