Suburbs make Kickstarter goal with $8K to spare


Thanks to Kickstarter, Minneapolis-based band The Suburbs is officially coming back with another album, the Star Tribune reports.

Suburbs frontman Chan Poling said on Kickstarter Friday morning that the band is "gonna go back to work" after making $73,199 on the crowdfunding website -- $8,199 more than the band was hoping to raise.

The goal of the Kickstarter campaign -- which concluded Friday -- was to raise enough money to fund their new album "Si Sauvage."

The Aug. 27 release will mark the first album from the group in 27 years.

Earlier this month the group debuted the new song "Turn the Radio On," which will be featured on the album.

The Kickstarter campaign included rewards on several levels. Three backers paid $1,000 to golf with Poling and drummer Hugo Klaers, and two supporters paid contributed $10,000, which earns them personal concerts.

The Suburbs will get a chance to play some of their new music live as part of the MN Music on a Stick concert lineup at the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 30.

The Star Tribune says the $73,199 raised by the Suburbs for the album is the most a Minnesota band has raised through Kickstarter, although the paper notes former Twin Cities singer Jordis Unga -- who is now based in Los Angeles -- raised nearly $76,000 for her debut album last year.

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