I’ve only mentioned Kim Boekbinder in passing a couple of times before, but I really enjoy her music. Her first album, The Impossible Girl, is really great, so I’ll mention it here, too. This new album will feature songs about and / or inspired by science and space. The first single, in fact, uses images from NASA processed into sound for some of the actual music. That’s a really cool idea, and it makes me curious to hear what else she can do.
What I’m Getting
At the $20 level, you have a choice between receiving the digital album (including B-sides and extras) with a signed CD (Space Camp) or a postcard set (Space Art). Although I’m tempted by the postcard set, I’ve decided on the CD since I can add it to my signed CD display.
What Else Is Available
The highest level of support is the $10,000 level (Space Citizen), which includes lifetime VIP tickets to all of Boekbinder’s concerts, copies of everything she releases, and dinner with her if you ever find yourself in the same town together. The $1000 level (Alien Encounter) gets a house concert in New York or San Francisco, while $750 (Solar Flare) gets a custom song. The $250 level (Space Passport) gets you a personalized passport to twelve concerts which can be stamped at each one. Most of these upper levels also include the $50 (Space Capsule) level which contains the CD, digital album, postcard set, and a custom t-shirt. There are also a few other pledge levels that you can check out on the Kickstarter page.
What Else Is Cool
Also, Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer himself, is consulting on the science of this album. And if she can swing it, Boekbinder is trying to get some actual astronauts to perform on the album. Wow, that would be awesome!