Well, they've been in the studio for a while from what it looks like. And the major difference between this site and kickstarter is that the band DOES get whatever funds people donate regardless, instead of not getting shit if their goal isn't met. So it's kiiiiinda better.
Apparently Kickstarter doesn't work outside of the US, so if you want to fundraise for a project, then it has to be US based. Also, I'm not sure if there is a difference between the two companies in what they take from the artist, but I know Kickstarter takes 5%.