Vertical Horizon Working on New Album Financed by Fans



, Vertical Horizon Working on New Album Financed by Fans

Story by Cat Badra

’90s alternative band Vertical Horizon are recording a new album

Alternative rock band Vertical Horizon are working hard on the follow-up to the band’s 2009 release, “Burning the Days,” and they’re asking fans to help. In post on the band’s PledgeMusic page, frontman Matt Scannell and the boys are asking fans to pledge funds to help them finish the album, in return for exclusive details about the recording process and upcoming release. Vertical Horizon plan to release the new album in 2012.

“Because you still come see us play and ask us to make new music, we are making a new record for YOU (and us, actually, ‘cause we like our music too),” the band posted. “Clearly, the right thing to do is to get YOU involved in this process, so you can enjoy the creation of this music and feel a part of it from the beginning.

The band went on to explain what goodies pledgees will score: “Through this campaign we’ll let you in on what happens during the creation of a Vertical Horizon record. You’ll go behind the scenes with us as we toil away (it’s actually a happy toil, but it’s still a toil). You’ll also have the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind stuff like limited edition VH posters, t-shirts, handwritten lyrics jotted down by Matt personally, a VH concert in the middle of your own living room, a limited edition vinyl of the new album, and all sorts of other fun things. All of your pledges will go towards the recording, production and distribution of our upcoming album that we plan on releasing in early 2012.”

Vertical Horizon say fans who pledge will have access to the “Private Update Section” of the PledgeMusic website, with special content. They wrap the note with a hearty thanks: “Basically, we have YOU to thank for our career and the music we’ve made, and we want to make more, if that’s okay with YOU. Thanks for supporting our band. YOU ALL rock!”