We are a queer positive hardcore band from Bloomington, IN. We are raising funds to help put out our first LP. Our primary purpose with this band is to get out a queer-positive, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-sexist message. Our lyrics are focused on queer issues and gender issues.
We are all people that have felt that some essential part of our identity has caused us to be alienated from mainstream culture. We are lucky to have found refuge and a supportive community in punk culture. Unfortunately, however, we find that we all to often are met with similar alienation even among the punk scene. These issues related to sexual and gender identity are issues that no one should ever have to go through, but they are very real and they are very difficult. This is why we have started this band. We are trying to do our part to create a more caring and accepting culture in punk and hardcore as well as everywhere else.
Two of us are graduate students, one of us is a soon-to-be-graduate student, and one of us is a new small business owner that just opened a skate shop, Rhett Skateboarding. Nathalie, our guitar player, is starting a new record label - Reality is a Cult - that is helping fund this release, but this will be her first release, so money is tight. Any money made through this kickstarter will be used to fund the recording and pressing of the LP.
Our goal is $700, but the total cost will far exceed that. However, if we can raise at least $700 we know that we can do this LP the way we want to do it! DIY, but looking and sounding GOOD! Additionally we will be using local Bloomington resources and resources within the hardcore/punk scene whenever possible.
We have offered many different types of rewards but what we really would like to do most is pre-sell some of the LPs. That is what this project is all about after all! So scroll down and look through everything, but remember that we only want you to donate if you can and if you think the reward is worth it.
Thanks for helping us out! If you haven't heard us or don't know what we are about, go to our bandcamp page and listen to our 4-track basement-recorded demo - with posted lyrics! closetburner.bandcamp.com
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