Yeasayer has committed to join the Polyphonic Spree on a trip to Gulu, Uganda later this year, where the bands will learn about the effects of the Ugandan civil war and perform live in various locations. As previously reported, the trip is being organized by Invisible Children, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children forced to become soldiers in the civil war. It will be filmed for a documentary by the French site La Blogotheque, known for capturing musicians performing in unlikely settings on programs such as the Take Away Shows.
Such an undertaking requires a lot of money, however. To raise funds for the trip, the organizers are using the website Kickstarter to seek out donations, hoping to raise $20,000. (Full disclosure: Pitchfork publisher Chris Kaskie is an investor in Kickstarter.) Click here to learn more about the venture, and to pledge. Those who donate will receive all sorts of incentives, from downloads and DVDs of the documentary film when it’s finished, to autographed albums, to autographed Polyphonic Spree robes, to La Blogotheque organizing your very own private filmed concert.