“We just received word that our fund raising campaign has completed. This is truly a great moment for us and we owe it all to our fams on SellaBand - our true 'Believers,'” said the group via a statement made on SellaBand.com.
Thanks to SellaBand.com Public Enemy was able to raise $75,000 for recording, marketing, and promotions for their new album. The group originally aimed for a $250,000 fundraising goal, but later recalculated the amount and brought it down to $75,000.
“As the title of this entry suggests, it has been a long and winding road,” said the group. “We've had explosive starts, media attention, corporate troubles, media criticism, recalculations and finally resurgence. When its all said and done, the bottom line is that we never lost faith in ourselves, our fams and the future of fan funding as a model.”
Public Enemy is currently on tour in Europe; it is unclear when the group plans on working on their new album.