The Hoons (from Alaska) are recording their debut album in Portland, OR and need your help.
Hi, we are THE HOONS. We recently moved our lives to Portland, OR from Anchorage, AK in order to record our debut album and tour the 'lower 48' as we call them. We sold our belongings, left our friends and families, and put it on the line to pursue the band and make this album.
In all honesty, this album has been in the works for nearly seven years, since the band first started. There's been recordings done, members have come and gone, but today we are the final incarnation of The Hoons and we have stories to tell.
We managed to save $5,000 to get started on our album at Supernatural Studios (where bands such as The Shins, Modest Mouse, and The Decembrists have recorded) with Brooklyn-based producer Erik Braund.
We're looking to raise another $10,000 to keep the recording process moving. We're doing this project entirely on our own (without a label) and now we're asking for you to be a part of it. Anything over this goal will result in being able to spend a little extra time on the project and pay some people who have graciously donated their time to us.
We need to pay for more studio time, mixing, mastering, and manufacturing. These costs add up quickly!!!! We've got some pretty fun rewards. Have you ever wanted to get your name tattoo'd on a handsome bassist? Now's your chance!!!
We will be posting video updates for contributors, and photos on our facebook page.
A little about the band:
Sean Howland - Vocals/Guitar
Brandon Boedegheimer - Bass/Vocals
Kevin Woeglemuth - Guitar/Vocals
Evan Larrecou - Drums
- Formed in 2005 in Anchorage, AK.
- Evan recently joined the fold and the band was complete.
- Played a few dates on the Warped Tour in 2009
- Voted Best Band in Anchorage, AK, by the Anchorage Press in 2010
We've been lucky enough to share the stage with bands like Story of the Year, Portugal. The Man, Shiny Toy Guns, Papa Roach, Poison The Well, MXPX, Chiodos, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, 36 Crazyfists, Everclear, Lit, and Eve 6. We're loving Portland, and can't wait to come back to Alaska with our new album this spring!
YES - All of the music in the video is Hoons music that's been tracked for the upcoming album.
pledged of $10,000 goal
seconds to go
Nov 21, 2011 - Dec 21, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Every cent helps!! Gratitude!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $5 or more
We love you, and a digital copy of the Hoons Christmas Song in time for the holidays. Video Updates from the studio.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Reward #2, a thank-you (in the mail), a bonus track that won't be on the album, and a Hoons Sticker.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Reward #3, and a digital copy of the new album (two weeks before it's released!!)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $25 or more
/// 'Hoon Party Fun Pack' /// Digital Album, Signed physical CD, two bonus tracks, Christmas song, and Thank You letter sprayed with Hoons Cologne (you can choose which Hoon).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $50 or more
/// 'Hand-Written Hoon Party Fun Pack' /// Hand-Written lyrics from Sean from a song of your choice. Also includes a 'Hoon Party Fun Pack'Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $50 or more
5 backers All gone!
/// 'Signed Drum Head Hoon Party Fun Pack' /// The Hoons will sign you a drum head that was USED ON THE ALBUM !!! Also includes a 'Hoon Party Fun Pack'Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $75 or more
/// 'Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack' /// It's a 'Hoon Party Fun Pack' with an additional Beer coozie, T-Shirt, and personalized Holiday Greeting Card.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $100 or more
/// 'Super Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack' /// 'Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack' with an additional Hoons fanny pack, and admission for four to any Hoons show of your choice.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $125 or more
/// 'Happy B-day Super Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack'/// 'Super Deluxe' pack plus the hoons will call or skype you on your birthday to perform the Happy B-Day song just for you.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
/// 'Super Fitness Hoon Party Fun Pack' /// Evan will give you a one hour personal training session within 50mi of Portland or Anchorage. 'Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack' included.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
/// 'Private Listening Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack' /// We will hand deliver your 'Super Deluxe' pack and sit down in your living room with you to listen to the whole album. We'll even bring the beer. (within 50 miles of Portland or Anchorage).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $400 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!!! Be listed as an executive producer in the credits for our album. Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack included.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $550 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
PERMANENT HOON PARTY FUN PACK Brandon will get your name tattoo'd on his body. We will post photos and video of this on our website. You will also get a 'Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack'.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
PRIVATE DELUXE HOON PARTY FUN PACK We will drive to your house (within 100 mi from Portland or Anchorage) and perform a show for you and whoever you'd like to invite. Also includes a Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
CUSTOM CONCRETE PATIO FUN PACK Sean and Brandon will pour you a concrete patio (up to 100 sq ft). They actually do this for a living, it's legit. Also includes a Deluxe Hoon Party Fun Pack.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012