Posted in music on September 24, 2012

UPDATE Deakin issues an apology, explains situation

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Speaking of Kickstarter accountability,

In 2009, Josh Dibb, who performs in the experimental noise-pop band Animal Collective as Deakin, set up a Kickstarter campaign to fund a trip to Mali. He'd been invited to perform at the famous Festival au Désert and wanted to simultaneously work with Malian anti-human-trafficking groups. He promised fans photos, field recordings or a book if they donated, and he raised more than $25,000.

If one looks at the top comments on his Kickstarter campaign site today, however, it's full of fans complaining that they have never received anything for their money. "I backed this as a gift to my boyfriend... good thing we're still dating since 2009!" one wrote. [LA Times]

Animal Collective recently put out a new album and are touring their way to Williamsburg Park.

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Comments (26)

"He'd been invited to perform at the famous Festival au Désert and wanted to simultaneously work with Malian anti-human-trafficking groups."

aka "I want to go on an African Vacation...GIVE ME MONEY!"

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 6:28 PM

AP: Deakin Checks Into Rehab After Kickstarter Revelations

Posted by half-baked | September 24, 2012 6:39 PM

What a schmuck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 6:42 PM

this guy is such a turd. deserves a public flogging and class action lawsuit.

Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2012 6:46 PM

What a big, smelly vagina

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 6:47 PM

lower than low

Posted by anon | September 24, 2012 6:52 PM

Idiots surprised when famous douche acts like a fucking douche. Film at 11.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 6:57 PM

Can't say I have even an ounce of compassion for the kind of losers who give money to kickstarter gambits.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 7:09 PM

I'll find him and thump him for a bit.

Won't get you your money, but at least he'll get a painful taste of reality.

Watch you back, Dick-on! You're easy to find.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 7:18 PM

experimental noise-pop? hahaha!

Posted by ME | September 24, 2012 7:21 PM

"He'd been invited to perform at the famous Festival au Désert and wanted to simultaneously work with Malian anti-human-trafficking groups."

aka "I want to go on an African Vacation...GIVE ME MONEY!"

How on earth are those the same thing? Who goes Mali for a vacation?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 7:23 PM

Gonna spend a few hours later this evening trying to get worked up about this. I'll get back to you guys in a while.

Posted by streetdude | September 24, 2012 7:50 PM

the guy who is going to get shown around by a local who runs a real cool desert music fest...

anyway, this was THE first kickstarter campaign I ever saw. (maybe on of the first ever?)

It's a damn shame people haven't gotten their stuff. Probably because he didnt actually do any creative work on the project while he was over there or got lazy when he came back. I was actually made to feel like an asshole by deakin himself on the animal collective messageboard 3 years ago when I was trying to point out that this seemed a little weird from the way it was originally presented. I now do not feel like an asshole for my comments three years ago and am glad I didn't help fund this. I'm sure Deakin has been busy but no excuse for this. People would have been happy to get a CDR of recordings from his trip which would be very simple to do

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 7:52 PM

Sheer Terror does not approve.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 8:21 PM

This information will fuel about 10 Hipster Runoff posts.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 8:29 PM

OK dudes going to Mali tomorrow.(stop pressuring me)- Josh

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 8:34 PM

They're cyber bullying this dude from animal collective

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 8:56 PM

Maybe he works for Kia Soul and this is his revenge. cant read a damn thing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 9:48 PM

7:09 nails it

7:52 - agree, he could have recorded farts on a CDR=problem solved

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 11:32 PM

"the narcissism of going to africa"

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2012 12:29 AM

Hummus Collective

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2012 1:42 AM


"Sheer Terror does not approve. "

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 8:21 PM

"robert smith sucks my dick" or "the dude from that animal collective group that diudn't go to mali sucks my dick"

Posted by paul bear hug | September 25, 2012 2:39 AM

going to Mali for a vacation is soo fucking hipster

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2012 3:58 AM

7:52, post a link plz

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2012 6:04 PM

Everyone should be nice.

Posted by mike | July 17, 2013 3:16 PM

lol all these articles called him out over a year ago and STILL nothing. Thank god i decided not to donate. 21 people gave $200 bucks and never got a damn thing! and never will obviously

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2013 6:31 AM

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