Dead Or Alive

20/10/17The Dead Brothers Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New Album

It's been a while since we last reported on the 'Swiss Tom Waits' and his band of 'Dead Brothers' and yes, they are still very much alive. As a matter of fact, Alain Croubalian and his band are currently readying a new album and just started a crowdfunding campaign in an attempt to make the dead dance once again.

If you were wondering, why death, here's an excerpt from an interview with Alain Croubalian: "I first studied political science, economy and sociology at the University of Geneva. Professor Jean Ziegler gave a seminar about death 'les vivants et les morts' and how the living started being afraid of dying around the 17th century…In the middle ages, it was a relief to die. But for economical reasons, it was better to scare people: if you accept death with open arms and are conscious about it, why would you want to make and keep big amounts of money? The capitalist system needs us to forget that we can’t take it with us. Bringing death back into everyday consciousness, getting used to it being around, as the other side of life without which being alive would make no sense, takes that fear away. It’s an anti-capitalistic thought."

And because realeasing an album can be expensive, the band is asking fans and fans-to-be for their support with a short clip, which you can watch below. There's about 50 days remaining for the album to be funded, so head over to 100 Days now and spread the word. We would love for this project to see the light of day!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom