The Subways Look to Fans to Fund New Stephen Street-Produced Album

The Subways Look to Fans to Fund New Stephen Street-Produced Album
Following in the footsteps of groups like Gang of Four and Public Enemy, British alt-rockers the Subways have become to the latest band to solicit fan donations to fund the recording and release of their new album. The group recently launched a Pledge Music campaign, offering a slew of exclusive items for fans willing to shell out for the new record.

The page reveals that the band recently entered the studio with acclaimed English producer Stephen Street, who has previously worked with the Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs and more. Donations begin as low as £8 ($12.60), which will get you a digital download of the album once it's finished. More generous pledges will get you a signed CD (£15/$23.63), the chance to sing gang vocals on an album track (£150/$236.34), an acoustic house concert (£1,000/$1,575.61) and a signed drum kit (£1,000/$1,575.61).

This fundraising campaign isn't just to raise money for the new album. The band will also be making donations to two UK charities: Clic Sargent (which cares for children with cancer) and the National Autistic Society (which offers support to people with autism).

All told, there are 32 different pricing options, which you can check out here. The LP is due out sometime in 2011.