South Florida rocksteady band The Freecoasters have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their debut full length record. They’ve enlisted the help of Jesse Wagner, guitarist and vocalist of The Aggrolites, to produce the album. Crowdfunding launched earlier this month and they’re just over one third of their goal with 27 days left to go. Fans of Green Room Rockers, The Impalers, and The Bandulus will dig this band.
The band is very excited for the opportunity to work with Wagner:
We never could have imagined that we’d be afforded the opportunity to work with Jesse Wagner. It wasn’t just that we got this amazing opportunity to work with someone whose music we respect and that has inspired, in part, much of our love of Reggae music. It’s that making this record with Jesse producing it was like going to reggae school. We learned so much and are so grateful to him.
This Kickstarter includes all the usual assortment of rewards including tunes and swag. However, for $100 the band will cover a song of your choice. For another $50 on top of that, Jesse Wagner will make an appearance on that recording. One such reward has already been fulfilled. Watch The Freecoasters cover Sam Smith’s “I’m Not The Only One,” as requested by one anonymous donor.
UPDATE 8/17/15 10:22 PM: This Kickstarter campaign has reached its funding and the band has added stretch goals.
The band released an EP in 2014 for those who want to soak up some more tunes before they commit. Listen below.