The Goondas set up Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new record

The raucous, good-time rock 'n' roll quartet the Goondas have been entertaining Twin Cities music fans for years now. So much so, that they were voted the Best Live Band in City Pages' Best Of 2011 issue. And the boys are finally ready to record their second full-length album, but first they need a little financial help from their passionate fans and friends. The Goondas have started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and manufacturing of their new record, and are more than half-way towards their modest goal with a little over a week left to donate.

After releasing their well-received, self-titled debut in 2010, the Goondas only built on the promise suggested by that full-length on the hilariously titled but entirely rocking Chud EP, which featured the sure-fire hit (or at least really fun to say), "Bowzer's Trousers." In addition to setting concert stages ablaze with their always wild live shows, the group has been quite busy writing new songs for their forthcoming record.

They have the studio time booked and the producer hired to get the recording process going, but just need a final financial push from their friends and fans to help them pay for the added costs of making their album.

As with any Kickstarter campaign, the group has many different incentives for various levels of financial pledges, from an early access download to the completed album before its released to the public, exclusive t-shirts along with physical copies of the album itself, an invite to a private performance from the band, hanging with the group in the studio as they mix the record, all the way to the Goondas playing your private party, event, or venue of your choice, as long as it's within 100 miles of the Twin Cities.

So, if you love the Goondas and want to play a role in making their new record happen, head to their Kickstarter page and donate whatever you can. These guys are definitely making rock 'n' roll the right way, and certainly deserve the help of the local music community. And if you aren't quite convinced as of yet, check out this entertainingly earnest video that the band put together to promote their cause.

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