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Of Machines Set Up Donation Fund have set up a Of Machines tumblr where they are asking for donations to help fund their EP. In the replies, you can read a statement officially announcing the line up, which does not include Austin, and say they may carry on after the EP.
Submitted by Born_For_This #album info #of machines
04:26 PM on 01/22/13
Of Machines Statement"Welcome to the new headquarters of everything that is OM. From here on you will be able to access news, updates, media, and a plethora of more good things to come. On behalf of all of us (Jon, Mark, Bennett, Mike, Dylan) we are all so deeply humbled and moved by the overly amazing response of our return for this extended play. Your kind words and heavy emotion are inspiring and can only undoubtedly say that we have to best fans in the universe, to everyone who has kept us in your hearts and minds within our four year hiatus, we couldn’t thank you enough. We know there has been quite some speculation going around as to whether or not we’d be continuing on after this record and even though we cannot give a full answer at this point, we can assure you that we will be working hard to see that this can be a linear venture. Now to talk about what our mission for ‘Honor The Season’ will be and how it can affect the outcome of this record’s process. As you know, a good amount of musicians have been seeking funding for their projects through the increasingly growing website Kickstarter. Although we feel it could help with our record, we don’t feel like we need a whole full-blown funding page with a pretentious video of “how we need your money”, you already know we need your help within these hard times in the music industry. Even though we don’t have rewards to go with your donations, we will have a few surprises based on the growth of donations made to this record. The lack of the rewards is because we are simply putting forth all of our efforts into doing the extended play, instead of promotional items. We also decided not go through Kickstarter because we don’t have an initial goal, in that we want to see through our dedicated fans as to how much you think this EP is worth backing. What ever is donated and or the final accumulation of funding is received, is what we will be putting into production costs for the record. It will also be for the time writing and time taken off from our regular places of work. We want this album to go beyond the limitations of AIEWHIP and deliver something that we feel has been materializing this entire time apart. We all are very ecstatic about this and have been getting preparations made to bring you the greatest record we can make for you. We just need your help to get this done and who knows, there might be even a whole album within our midst later down the road. It all depends on you and your ever growing love for what we love doing for you. So please, even if it’s a dollar, it can help in honoring the season. Get ready for an amazing year and an even better beginning to the reunion of OF MACHINES! Place your donations below."
04:44 PM on 01/22/13
A tad bit suspicious to use Tumbr for "donations" compared to a more safer reputable site like kick starter or indiegogo. No clue where this money will end up.
04:46 PM on 01/22/13
Why isn't this a Kickstarter?
05:00 PM on 01/22/13
I don't feel like this is a particularly positive way to start off their reunion. I'm very excited to hear ith, though.
05:19 PM on 01/22/13
Can't wait for this, I'll probably donate a few bucks. Is "Honor the Season" the name of the EP?
05:51 PM on 01/22/13
I don't think so, but it might be either Chroma Season or Chroma Dreamcoat.
06:39 PM on 01/22/13
Lol @ a mediocre band making people pretty much pay for their reunion.
06:40 PM on 01/22/13
Yeeeeeeeah kickstarter and indieagogo kinda might impossible to just ask for donations considering you can specifically see a reward for your "donation" I don't see this ending well for them.
06:41 PM on 01/22/13
Je suis l'Alpha et l'Oméga
Welcome back! Did you bring the shovel and pail like you promised?
07:13 PM on 01/22/13
Wait so are they changing their name to Honor the Season?
08:09 PM on 01/22/13
Why not read the statement and find out?
09:14 PM on 01/22/13
Am I the only one who was hoping Austin tracked the drums for the EP? I'm a bit sad about that but I'm stoked for the release.