New York rockers Luscious Jackson are set to return to the charts for the first time in 14 years with an album fully funded by fan donations. The Naked Eye hitmakers recently reached out to devotees via PledgeMusic.com to help raise enough money to make Magic Hour, and now they are preparing to release the project on their own City Song label in November (13).
Frontwoman Jill Cunniff says, "When we were making the new album we felt like we did when we were making our first demos. We were just smiling and laughing all the time because we rediscovered a musical connection we all really loved and missed."
Magic Hour is the follow up to 1999's Electric Honey.
Luscious Jackson aren't the first artists to turn to fans to help fund the release of their new material - country star Jo Dee Messina recently succeeded in her mission, while former Dresden Dolls star Amanda Palmer enjoyed huge success on Kickstarter.com - she pulled in $1 million (£666,670) in public donations last year (12) to fund her next record.