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P.O.D. Crowdfunding New Acoustic Album

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 15: Guitarist Marcos Curiel (L) and singer Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. perform during KOMP'S Totally Politically Correct Holiday Bash at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
is asking fans to fund its next recording venture.

The hard-rocking California quartet has set up a PledgeMusic campaign for an album that will feature acoustic remakes of its material, including hits such as "Youth of the Nation" and “Alive," plus a pair of new songs.

In a statement on the PledgeMusic site, P.O.D. writes that, "We originally got the idea after doing a number of radio shows and radio stations asking us to perform acoustic. We were a bit hesitant at first, but after great fan reaction, we wanted to do a whole acoustic album. We've been hard at work in the studio and have already finished over half the album. We've been having a lot of fun with it and it's got a really raw, striped down feel to it."

Incentives for donations to the project include signed CDs, personal phone calls and Facetime with band members, Skype music lessons and a private house concert. P.O.D. has already reached 20 percent of its goal for the campaign, which wraps up August 23. Contributions can be made at

P.O.D. is playing a handful of shows this summer, including the Fremont Street Experience on Friday (July 4) in Las Vegas and Rock Fest on July 20 in Cadott, Wisc.