Our friend Dan Matthews, who makes music as DANakaDAN, has been busy working on his second album, tentatively scheduled for release later this year, and is raising funds via Kickstarter to make it happen.
The new album is described as a mix of hip hop, alternative rock and electronic and will focus on themes that push notions of identity, race, adoption and self. Dan, a Korean American adoptee, says it's a progression from his last album Stuntman, a personal record inspired by his journey of re-connecting with this birth family.
If you're not familiar with Dan's music, here are a bunch of my favorite tracks from Stuntman:
The crowdfunding goal is to raise $10,000 by July 23. Funds will go directly towards helping Dan finish recording, mixing, mastering and producing the album, as well as promotion, artwork and all the other usual stuff that goes along with releasing an album. Can you help him out?
For more details on the album, and to make a pledge -- there are lots of fun and unique rewards available as thank yous for your support -- head over to Kickstarter. And for further information on Dan Matthews and his music, follow updates on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.