Kickstarter is a website where fans of artists and musicians can fund new records or performances, in return for receiving advance copies of the art form in question.  It is a funding model that interests me, and it gives me quite a buzz to receive advance copies of records I would have bought anyway, with the knowledge that I played some sort of part in creating them. The latest record to come out having been funded via this method is Marissa Nadler’s eponymous album, which is a really beautiful collection of songs.

I’m also quite intrigued with how the Kaiser Chiefs are releasing their new record, and have already bought my version of it.