Working with Pledge Music, the band is cutting out the traditional distribution system to get the music to the fans quicker.
By pledging money, fans can pre-order the album and choose from a wide range of exclusive and limited edition items and experiences, including opportunities to visit the studio and appear on the album, and invitations to an album launch gig. Pledgers can also access an exclusive web page to get news updates on the album's progress in the form of blogs and rough mixes.
ACTOR Mabel Aitken is putting on one of the Fringe's most hilarious treats.
2/3 Below is a company of five women with whom she is performing a wordless piece, centred on the etiquette of afternoon tea - before they are all comprehensively upstaged by a real goat, called Alexa.
The last performances, at the Gryphon Theatre, are at 3.30pm today and tomorrow.
Triples are the order of the day in the programme for the 15th Islay Jazz Festival, sponsored by Lagavulin, which runs from September 13 to 15.
Among the trios performing are bassist Mario Caribe, trumpeter Colin Steele and guitarist Graeme Stephen, and Trio Libero with saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Michel Benita (bass) and Sebastian Rochford (drums).
Also involved are the Kit Downes Trio, with bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren - which then becomes the Calum Gourlay Trio when the bassist's tunes are on the stands.
The first Kirkcaldy Film Festival has launched its programme, which includes the UK premiere of Wayland's Song by Fife-born director Richard Jobson, above. The festival will run at the Adam Smith Theatre, in Kirkcaldy, from September 20-22, and offers screenings of new films such as Austenland and Call Girl.
Programmed by Alan Morrison, group arts editor at The Herald & Times, the event looks back to 1950 with a traditional Saturday morning matinee featuring Disney's Treasure Island and an original Bugs Bunny cartoon, and an evening gala screening of film noir classic Sunset Boulevard.
The festival also has an international dimension, with screenings of Dutch Oscar winner Antonia's Line and Russian Ark, which takes a single-shot, unedited trip through Russian history and the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
The printed programme is available from the Adam Smith Theatre. Tickets can be booked at www.onfife.com or on 01592 583302, including a full-festival pass, for £48 (£40).