It is no secret that we have recently started an Indiegogo account to raise donations to support the release of our new record, Mean Sun. We are in a position where we want to present our new album to the world in the best possible way, and this means spending money on things like proper publicity, pressing (vinyl & cd production), and recording costs. Over the past four years Brasstronaut has been fortunate enough to get some very helpful grants from Canada in the past for travels to festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Reeperbahn, and The Great Escape. However, we did not receive critical funding this round to cover our recording for the Mean Sun and associated promotion costs, which was disappointing, but not discouraging. The truth of the matter is that arts funding has become increasingly cut back in our country, and cannot be depended on for sustaining the development of a totally independent band like our own. We are six people, well, actually, grown men (sortof) who have dedicated our lives to making music, and thus far have received an enormous amount of encouragement from you, our fans, to keep progressing in our work. We love what we do, but we also want to run a sustainable business. If anything can be depended on, it is truly your continued support and by setting up this indiegogo account, we have created the most direct way for you to help fund the release of our new record. Thanks in advance for any contributions you might make to the project.