it just seems so half assed. At the very least, do an Indiegogo, they'd keep all the money whether or not the goal was raised. But to say, "We'll put however much you give us into the record" is just a disconcerting statement.
A band is a business. Expense reports are pretty fucking common so why is it too much to ask from a band? I like Of Machines but this approach just seems to take full advantage of fans with no form of clarity (feigned or not).