Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Steampunk Music?

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-abandoned-buildings), 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.


Contact:
Mike Darnell

5 comments:

  1. The music thing's always a bit of a dilemma! We Crimson Clocks don't call ourselves a steampunk band, but because some of us are steampunks anyway, we seem to have naturally been more accepted by steampunks! And it's almost impossible to describe our style to anyone else. Personally, my take is becoming, "steampunk music is whatever steampunks like to listen to..."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good Call. And I would have to agree. But wouldn't it also be nice to see some steam powered instruments fueled with powerful anarchist lyrics? That could be termed Steampunk music.

      Delete
  2. Help needed - we got a gig enquiry for a "SteamPunk" theme...we're a ceilidh band and maybe on the money already...but I have no idea.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not sure what your question is, but email us at our -punkette emai addresses and we'll do our best to help :)

      Delete
  3. Plectrum is a little level bit of material that you may use to pick a guitar string. Generally a pick is picked rather than a plectrum that is a less expensive substitute to a plectrum. While nails can regard pick however extended periods of strumming can be agonizing to your fingers.http://punjabimp3free.com/videos/iphone-vaarta-ravinder-grewal-kamaldeep-mp3/

    ReplyDelete