In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Peter Woods is asking for money to finish his record
As the founder of Milwaukee Noise Fest and local experimental music organization FTAM, and the creative force behind some of the most abrasive music coming out of the city, Peter Woods is used to creating and presenting music that’s greeted with indifference—if not hostility—by most music fans. But Woods still thinks there’s an audience out there for his uncompromising sounds, and he’s reaching out in the hope that somebody can help him pay for his new record. Woods has set up a Kickstarter page in order to raise $1,400 by Jan. 21. Donors will get a copy of the record, and a full guarantee of a refund if the goal isn’t met. (He also promises “a bunch of silly prizes” for donations above the $12 asking price for the record, including some of his previous 7-inches and his “recent conceptual book” Not For Your Enjoyment.)
Woods explained his need for financial assistance in a press release:
I have been working on a set of songs for close to a year and a half now, from initial conception to the final mixes. I’ve been really happy with the results, feeling that it’s easily the best stuff I have put down on record in a very long time. October rolls around and I get all stoked cause I get a huge check from my work that was going to go to pressing this record. Then... WHOOPSIE DOOPSIE!!! Both my car and my bike fall apart at the same time, and I go back to square one. Broke as hell with an awesome record on my hands that I want everyone to hear, especially on vinyl.
So, if you’re in the holiday spirit and want to lend a local artist a helping hand, here you go. (You can hear part of the record here.)