And he said he's going in in May/June to finish, and doing a few acoustic tours doesn't raise a ton of money. Minus has and food expenses, and living expenses as this is his job it's probably extremely tight. Again, shit's not cheap.
Unless I'm mistaken and this dude isn't in the band anyone (which wouldn't surprise me given that probably 30 people have been in the Ataris at some point), one of the other members owns his own studio where they tracked a bunch of stuff.
Or the label could, you know, pay for it.