Make no mistakes; American Aquarium has some of the most die-hard fans in all of music. On September 1st, front man BJ Barham announced the band's self-run campaign to fund their new album, Lamentations, with pre-orders before it is made.

In addition to knowing that you helped fund their new album, there are several great incentives for pre-ordering it including: "signed, limited edition, alternate cover, colored vinyl (think the murdered out black on black gold copies of THINGS CHANGE), signed CD’s, preorder only T-shirt’s, handwritten lyrics, your name in the liner notes, executive producer credits and even a few acoustic/full band house shows."

As of today (Sept. 9th) the project is nearly 80% funded, so if you want to be a part of the creation process for your next favorite album get in on it quickly.

So happy to announce that we will be heading back into the studio this fall to record our eighth studio album, LAMENTATIONS, in the birthplace of rock n roll, beautiful Memphis,TN. We have funded our last five records through advanced preorders and plan to do the same with this album. In the past we have used crowdfunding sites like PledgeMusic to facilitate the preorder, but after shady business practices and larger than usual cuts of the money raised, we have decided to run the preorder ourselves. All (and I mean 100%) of the money from your preorder will go towards the recording, mixing, mastering, production and promotion of the record. Special incentives include signed, limited edition, alternate cover, colored vinyl (think the murdered out black on black gold copies of THINGS CHANGE), signed CD’s, preorder only T-shirt’s, handwritten lyrics, your name in the liner notes, executive producer credits and even a few acoustic/full band house shows. Everyone who preorders will receive monthly update emails with live videos, pictures from the studio and even acoustic demos of the songs from the next album. We have the best fans in the entire world and we want you to be as much a part of the process as possible. Your preorder allows us the opportunity to make the record that we want to make, on our own terms, and for that we are forever grateful. We will only be offering these special preorder incentives through November 1st so if you’d like to be part of this album from the beginning, head on over to www.americanaquarium.com, click the preorder link and pick your items. Thank you in advance for bringing this album to life and as always, thanks for supporting the music that we make. Here’s to the next chapter and thanks for taking this crazy ride with us.