Oklahoma City glam-pop standout Jacob Abello and his new band Prettyboy are entering the final stretch of their Kickstarter campaign to raise money to record a new album at Norman’s Blackwatch Studios.
“This is just kind of the route where things are going for local music these days if you don’t have a label or you don’t have a big band where you can get together and get a loan,” Abello told my excellent colleague George Lang.
“So, to make the record we want to make and support Blackwatch and local musicians and pay them what they deserve, I wanted to ask the fans to help out in a fun way, where they can be a part of making the record and get a little more than just the album. It’ll make it more entertaining.”
Prettyboy has emerged as a kind of Oklahoma City alt-pop supergroup, featuring Abello, Steven Battles of Chrome Pony, Chase Kerby of Defining Times, ex-Boom Bang guitarist Tommy McKenzie and drummer Billy Reid.
Abello and Co. are trying to raise $10,000 via Kickstarter, and they’ve crossed the halfway point. However, they need to reach the goal to have the project funded.
To donate or learn more about the Kickstarter campaign, click here.
If all goes well and the Kickstarter goal is reached by 11:08 a.m. Sept. 30, Prettyboy will release the album in March 2014.
Abello is offering some pretty sweet incentives to donate to the campaign, including several of his signature performance outfits (yes, the gold unitard is up for grabs) or a personal letter confessing his undying love to donors of a certain level. There’s even an awesome video previewing the album: