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Doubleclicks' 'Love Problems' adds up to another Kickstarter smash

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A campaign started in mid-February was supposed to raise $35,000 to fund recording sessions. But, 1,870 people later, it piled up $72,406.

COURTESY PHOTO - Sisters Angela and Aubrey Webber, The Doubleclicks, did it again, gathering more than $72,000 in Kickstarter pledges for their new CD 'Love Problems.'These women know math.

Portland's Doubleclicks, nerd-folk sister duo Angela and Aubrey Webber, know it's a matter of simple arithmetic: crowdfunding plus a plethora of fans equals a pile of cash to fund a new album.

On Monday, March 13, the Webbers completed their latest Kickstarter campaign raising money to record their fifth full-length album, "Love Problems." The campaign started in mid-February was supposed to raise $35,000 to fund recording sessions. But, 1,870 people later, it piled up $72,406.

It's the duo's latest crowdfunding success story. Two years ago, the sisters raised $55,535 from 1,282 backers to produce their "President Snakes" CD. They were asking for $30,000. Three years ago, fundraising for their CD "Dimetrodon" nearly broke the internet, raising $81,000 when they asked Kickstarter backers for a mere $18,000.



The Doubleclicks's YouTube videos have millions of views. The Webber sisters tour nationally and perform for all sorts of people, including their "community of nerds."

Angela Webber is a writer who worked as a reporter for the Tigard/Tualatin Times and the Portland Mercury alternative weekly. Aubrey Webber is a cellist who studied at Berklee School of Music.

In 2011, the duo started its weekly new-song YouTube project and an animated music video for their Dungeons & Dragons love song. Angela Webber has also launched a new podcast, Gosh Darn Fiasco.