Can a literary genre have it's own music? This is a question often battled between us Punkettes. We're torn between the thought that bands are jumping aboard the Steampunk genre to find fan-base where they otherwise wouldn't, while our other train of thought is that perhaps these bands don't fit anywhere else because they in fact are Steampunk in form and feel. The second train of thought lends the question, what does Steampunk sound like? What should Steampunk sound like? Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings tries to reconcile that question with his music. At least one thing is for certain--Steampunk music can have kick ass instruments!
Dorian's Parlor and Steampunk Novelists Lend Support to Album Fundraiser by Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings
Dark Americana band Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings are nearing the final week of their album fundraiser (http://www.indiegogo.com/eli-
and some familiar names from the steampunk community are offering their
talents to provide new perks for campaign contributors. These
special perks come in addition to a pre-ordered copy of the forthcoming
album, band merchandise, digital music from the band members' other
projects, and limited edition artwork.
Up to three contributors pledging $200 can now claim a collection of four autographed novels from celebrated steampunk and Neovictorian writers, Kate Locke (God Save The Queen), Leanna Renee Hieber (Darker Still), Angela L. Costello (Of Summer and Winter), and Lia Habel (Dearly, Departed).
Special for East-coasters: Those who contribute $50 or more will also receive free admission to Dorian's Parlor, Philadelphia's premiere steampunk event, on the night of Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings' next performance at the quarterly soiree.
The campaign ends on Monday, November 19. The album is set for release in the summer of 2013.