Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Punk Rock Group, "The Hormones," Asks Fans to Go-Fund Next Record


Diego Lee Rot, Brownsville Observer
Music Reporter
From music reporter, Diego Lee Rot:  "The Hormones," who played Saturday night at the Kraken Lounge in Brownsville to a very sparse audience have now put out a request to their fans to fund their next record.  

Contributors of $15, $20, $25, $30 and $35 will receive various packages of 45's, stickers, t-shirts, a badge and a CD as well as some "premium" packages.


For $1,500, The Hormones will play in your home. 


Help The Hormones Make A Record

Hi, we're The Hormones. Currently based in Austin, TX., we've been playing old-school punk rock since beginning in Corpus Christi, TX, in 1985. Here's a clip of us in 1996, performing our 1st single, "Sell Out Young."

After a 15-year hiatus, we reformed with a new lineup in 2013 and have been going strong since. Now we would like to release our first new recordings since the '90s, and we need your help.

We will be relaunching the late '70s L.A. punk label White Noise Records - which issued classic records by VOM, The Avengers, and The Controllers, among others - as our own imprint. But we strictly get use of the name and the logo, as well as the art direction services of itx owner, Ronn Spencer, who did the graphic design for US release on Warner Brothers of Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols. Which means we have to do everything else ourselves, including financing this enterprise.


Which is why we're coming to you, asking that you become an investor. Our plan is to release a quarterly series of singles, beginning with this tune as the 1st A-side hopefully in September. This one's called "Sing," performed here in Houston this past April:

We have to pay for Ronn's art direction, as well as recording, mixing and mastering by legendary Detroit producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Dirtbombs, The Sonics, etc.), manufacturing 500 singles apiece, printing of sleeves, etc., etc. And we simply do not have these funds, even gigging as often as we do.

We are asking that you invest in the first two releases in the series, at the least by pre-ordering "Sing" and the next 45, "Julie's In Love" b/w "Burn Victim." We will ship each as they are available. You can also purchase some fantastic premiums at various prices, each featuring the two records. You also will be listed as an executive producer in the inserts. Please specify which premium package you desire when donating.

Thank You,
THE HORMONES
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Premium Packages
The 2 45s, including download card, shipped upon availability $15
7-inches plus exclusive sticker $20.00
7-inches plus exclusive badge $20.00
7-inches plus exclusive badge and sticker $25.00
7-inches plus exclusive t-shirt $30.00
7-inches plus exclusive t-shirt, badge, and sticker $35.00
7-inches plus exclusive t-shirt, badge, and sticker $35.00
7-inches plus The Hormones' Legendary Junk CD anthology $35
You not only get the singles, you also will receive the band's self-compiled and released best-of, Legendary Junk, available only at their merch table or online. 12 tracks, many unreleased, including all their singles, some comp appearances, and many unreleased vintage recordings, plus an exclusive new live recording from 2017. Comes with a badge, sticker, and a history fanzine.
7-inches plus Australian vinyl pressing of The Hormones' Legendary Junk anthology $50

Australia's Dirty Fences Records will be issuing a limited edition vinyl pressing of Legendary Junk in August. We will offer 10 premium packages containing the 2 new 7-inches plus the Legendary Junk record, which will be The Hormones' 1st LP release!
7-inches plus custom art shirt $50
Yes, you will receive both 45s and download cards, plus a custom art shirt like the ones Hormones leader Tim Napalm Stegall wears onstage, painted by Tim just for you.

7-inches plus custom art shirt and sticker $55
7-inches plus custom art shirt and badge $55
7-inches plus custom art shirt and t-shirt $60
7-inches plus custom art shirt, t-shirt, and badge $65
7-inches plus custom art shirt, t-shirt, and sticker $65
7-inches plus custom art shirt, t-shirt, badge and sticker $75
7-inches plus custom art shirt and Legendary Junk CD $85
7-inches plus exclusive t-shirt and Legendary Junk CD $85
7-inches plus custom art shirt, exclusive t-shirt, and Legendary Junk CD $100

7-inches plus custom art shirt and Australian Legendary Junk LP $100

Only 10 of these will be available.

7-inches plus exclusive t-shirt and Australian Legendary Junk LP $100
Only 10 of these will be available.
7-inches plus fine art print of Ronn Spencer's classic Germs photo $150
Only 10 of these will be available. Yes, besides doing the Sex Pistols' American graphics and running White Noise Records, our art director Ronn Spencer took one of the most famous photos of LA punk legends The Germs. Get a limited edition fine art print of this classic, in addition to our 2 new 45s! Details below.

The Hormones play at your house $1500

That's right! For $1500, you get to host a private record release party for The Hormones at your place! We will get in the van, drive to you, set up in your backyard or living room, and rock for you and however many of your friends as you can invite! We will also hand-deliver your copy of the 1st single or both, depending on how the scheduling. Mind you, you will also have to pay for our gas, PA rental, and feed and house us, as well. But think about it: You get the most bitching party of the season!
More premium pachages available soon.



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