#31 One Reason I Hate Tambourines

Some of you already know this- but Hot Pink Hangover is working on a full-length album! It seems like just yesterday we were playing the Nomad World Pub (RIP) as we celebrated our first born, "Wasted." I remember the panic I felt because it had been years since I'd been on stage with a band and I was convinced I was going to do something to make us all look bad. I couldn't hack team sports growing up because If I missed a shot or had an uncoordinated moment, I assumed I had let everyone down and they would most certainly hate me and say slanderous things behind my back. For this same reason, I wanted so badly not to disappoint my band-mates by making a complete ass of myself on our big night. I thought for sure I would trip on a cable and fall off the stage, or that the crotch of my leggings would split open for everyone to see... but as soon as we were up there and had struck our first note, I witnessed the expanse of smiling faces & dancing bodies, and my fears disappeared like a good dirty martini tends to when left in my care.

We released 3 sarcastic and comical EP's in the "Wasted" trilogy, and we did our best to get people's attention. With our tour dates to support "Wasted in 3D" coming to a close, we're dedicating the winter months to: 1.) Trying to stay sane when Mother Nature acts like a big ol' B, and 2.) To record some of the songs you may have heard live, but can't find on any CDs currently. Our back catalog of material is rather vast, so it's time to select some of those hidden gems and get to work! A few of our focus points will be, getting kick-ass live drum sounds- which can take a bit of work and experimentation... We've been entertaining some non-conventional ways to accomplish this and if you want to hear the juicy details make sure you sign our email list to stay connected. Sometimes we only share that stuff with our subscribers! If I get my way, we'll be including some vocal harmonies from the guys. They sing their little hearts out at the live shows, but when it comes to vocal sessions in the studio, they've been reluctant to share their talents. But I'm going to bolster their self-esteem until they agree to sing on the album if it's the last thing I do! Finally, you can expect ...a ...couple ...of .......BALLADS! Yes, Davey Hazard is going to have to restrain himself from his percussive chugs and his lively power chords, while I warble away on a few slow, heart-wrenching, non-punk rock songs. I simply cannot wait!

When I lived in Macedonia I would occasionally take the train to Greece, and without fail, every time I made that trip, a band of Roma would hop on the train, bang their tattered tambourines, and bully the bewildered passengers into giving them a hand-out. Being a poor wanderer myself at that point in my life, it left a rather bitter taste in my mouth for the antics of musical beggars. So when the guys and I were entertaining the idea of crowdfunding our full-length album, I was instantly back on that train, surrounded by belligerent gypsies and their damn tambourines, and was not in favor of asking for help. I've always considered crowdfunding to be basically glorified begging, just wrapped in a pretty digital package... But after lots of processing and getting feedback from you, our beloved fans, who continue to insist that you want to support us despite our doubts-  we've decided that we could really use your help. I'm not saying we couldn't do it without you... it would just take a lot longer and we want to get this next big batch of songs out, so you can hear what we've been busy working on. 

So, for those of you who choose to help, know that you're paying it forward for the ones who can't. We know not every one of our fans can spend their hard earned money on us- but for those of you who are in a place where you're able, we are so grateful and we promise to try our best to make you proud of your investment in our music.  If you want to see what we're offering on the various support tiers, check it out right here. Thank you so much for every social media "like", every YouTube subscription, for every time you came out to a show, every tee shirt you bought, and every compliment you've shared after a performance. We feel very loved and it's because of each and every one of you. 

 

 

3 comments

  • Carolyn

    Carolyn Sioux Falls, SD

    This is so awesome!! I'm so excited for you guys and cannot wait to hear all the great things yet to come!!! Yes, those guys need to sing more and show off their talents too!!

    This is so awesome!! I'm so excited for you guys and cannot wait to hear all the great things yet to come!!! Yes, those guys need to sing more and show off their talents too!!

  • Caitlin

    Caitlin Moorhead, MN

    I can't wait for the full length album, omg! It's gonna be a lot of work and pretty stressful, but it WILL be great. Love you guys <3

    I can't wait for the full length album, omg! It's gonna be a lot of work and pretty stressful, but it WILL be great. Love you guys <3

  • Jamie Lallak

    Jamie Lallak

    Oh Mercy Danger, I know how much you didn’t want to do this but it is such a great idea! I don’t like to ask people for help, much less money, but you’re doing in a way to excite your fans!!! I don’t think any less of you guys for doing this. In fact, I think it was a big ass step and I know it’s gonna help! I can’t wait for this new album and please, please, PLEASE let me hear those men’s voices on it! I love hearing them back you up acoustically and it would sound so great on the tracks!!!! You guys make such a great team and I’m so lucky to have you as friends and in my life! Love you guys more than you know!!!😍❤️😘🥰

    Oh Mercy Danger, I know how much you didn’t want to do this but it is such a great idea! I don’t like to ask people for help, much less money, but you’re doing in a way to excite your fans!!! I don’t think any less of you guys for doing this. In fact, I think it was a big ass step and I know it’s gonna help! I can’t wait for this new album and please, please, PLEASE let me hear those men’s voices on it! I love hearing them back you up acoustically and it would sound so great on the tracks!!!! You guys make such a great team and I’m so lucky to have you as friends and in my life! Love you guys more than you know!!!😍❤️😘🥰

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