Posted in metal | music on August 21, 2014

by Ian Chainey

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Noisy sludgesters The Body are gearing to tour if they have a van that will survive the trek. To make that happen, the band has set up an Indiegogo campaign, opening with this pitch:

If you follow us, you know we tour a ton but we've never owned a van that wasn't at least 12 years old and had over 200,000 miles upon us buying it from some freak on Craigslist. Honestly, we feel weird about crowd funding so we tried to offer stuff that we would be selling anyways in some other format. We would buy it with our own money but we're borderline animals with no careers because we've thrown our lives in the toilet to tour 6 months a year and surprisingly, yelling to people doesn't pay like it did in the 80's.
I feel like this is the section where they get a slow clap for honesty.

Of course, one of the highlights of crowdsourced projects is window shopping the donor perks, and this one has some goodies. The options include snagging a never-to-be-pressed again album, T-shirts featuring either member of the duo, and a chance for the band to take you out for pizza. You can watch a video on the fundraising campaign below.

The Body have had another busy year, releasing two collaboration albums -- I Shall Die Here with the Haxan Cloak and Released From Love with Thou, which we premiered on Invisible Oranges -- along with a bevy of early summer shows including dates with Thou and a spot at this year's Gilead Fest. They're currently scheduled to appear at Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona in October.

The campaign video along with streams from their 2014 releases appear below.

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Comments (10)

I like these guys and wish / sure they'd get their van, but they should also crowdfund deodorants for themselves and their entire crowd!

Posted by ME | August 21, 2014 8:57 AM

"sludgesters

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:34 AM

shit band wants fans to buy them a car.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:58 AM

"Don't ask, don't get"

- my crazy ass ex-wife

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:04 AM

That guy on the left looks like he'd be down with getting crowdfunding for his trip to the buffet.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:13 AM

FAAAA BOY! YOU HEEYA 4 HOWAH! YOU GO NOW!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:15 AM

Fuck the Ice Bucket Challenge, these guys should just it with any temperature water, and some soap. Lots of soap.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:34 AM

the stench

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:02 PM

Not fooled. Any $ is going straight to Golden Corral.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 6:06 PM

You want to get a new van?

Here's a fucking idea. GET a job!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:08 AM

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