Haven’t ever heard of Five Iron Frenzy? Well they are a totally rad Ska band from the 90’s that broke up in 2003. After 8 years of being on hiatus, they have finally announced that they are getting back together to record a new album. However, the band isn’t exactly rolling in dough these days, as many of them traded in music for other professions.

The band has started a Kickstarter project, where they look to raise $30,000 to cover the recording fees. Whatever gets raised beyond that will be used for promotion among other things. In celebration of the news, the band has also released a new single: “It Was A Dark and Stormy Night” which you can get for free by signing up on their email list here.

Check out the message from the band below:

A Note from FIF:

We can’t believe it has actually been 8 years ago today that we rocked out with you at the Fillmore in Denver, on a snowy evening as we celebrated our last show. Now, all these years (and marriages and kids) later we feel the desire to write new material and make a record!

So, down to business:

We need your support now more than ever. The inspiration and energy to create an amazing record is there but this time we will be working without the support of a label. This gives us incredible artistic freedom, but it also means we need to raise our own financing.

Our hope is to release an album in 2013, ten years after our initial final show. We are shooting for the financial goal of $30,000. Your pledges will be used to pay for demoing new material, recording, mixing, mastering, and associated travel expenses.

Keep in mind, this budget covers making the album only. Every dollar we raise over $30,000 will be used for such things as promotion of the album once it’s released because we think it would be great to have this album reach as many people as possible! Additional funds could also enable us to play some shows, because yes, we would love to play shows! We will keep you posted every step of the way.

We have recorded this song for you as a little taste of our new material. We are super proud of how it turned out and hope you rock out to it and share it with your friends.

Thank you so much, every one of you for all the love, kindness, support, humor, prayers and friendship you have shown us since 1995. To our absolute joy this band continues to be more than just a band to many of you….and you are more than just folks at a show to us. If the past is any indication of the future we may all be in for a very wild ride.

Sincerely yours,

Five Iron Frenzy