The Doubleclicks are one of our favorite sources of geeky music (and fun music videos!)—my family is particularly fond because (1) it’s a sister duo and we’ve got a house full of sisters here, and (2) they’re local to Portland. Thanks to their Kickstarter campaign last February, they’ve had an amazing 2014: Aubrey was able to quit her job to make music full-time, the sisters posted 50 videos, performed in 70 concerts, and wrote a bunch of new songs.
So what’s next?
Well, The Doubleclicks are going to continue making music and posting videos and playing concerts, but instead of running another Kickstarter campaign, they’ve created a Patreon page where you can pledge your support, with reward levels that include access to a silly comic strip, downloads of their songs, even a musical thank-you message.
In case you’re not familiar with Patreon, here’s how it works: instead of a one-time fundraising campaign, Patreon is an ongoing pledge. You pick a dollar amount per thing (in this case, music videos) and then you’ll get charged at the end of each month based on how much they’ve created. Limited budget? Set a monthly cap, and if the artist goes nuts and creates 50 videos in a month you won’t have a crazy bill. The cool thing is, it gives artists a good idea of how much they’ll be earning for creating things, and gives them more incentive to keep making the stuff you love.
If you’re a fan of The Doubleclicks and want them to keep making fun, geeky music, check out the Patreon page and chip in a few bucks! And if you’re not a fan, what are you waiting for? Head over to their website and watch a few videos or listen to some songs. You won’t be disappointed.