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FIRST TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! (Many more to come!)

9.24 Wilkes Barre, PA - The Factory 
9.25 Buffalo, NY – Gypsy Parlor 
9.26 Canton, OH – Buzzbin 
9.27 Cleveland, OH – Ingenuity Festival 
9.30 Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern 
10.1 Chicago, IL – Double Door 
10.2 Milwaukee, WI – Riverwest Public House
10.3 Dekalb, IL - House Cafe
10.7 Madison, WI - The Frequency 
10.10 Burlington, IA - The Washington
10.11 Topeka, KS - Boobie Trap Bar
10.15 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar 
10.18 Oklahoma City, OK – HiLo Club 
10.21 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
10.22 Phoenix, AZ – The Lost Leaf 
10.24 Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge 
10.30 Portland, OR - Alhambra 
11.7 Ogden, UT - Alleged
12.5 Utica, NY – Lukins 
12.6 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar 
12.11 Harrisburg, PA – Abbey Bar 
12.12 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s 
12.13 New York, NY – Rough Trade
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Dear friends, lovers, and first time walk-ins,

Prologue - 

We are Hank & Cupcakes. Hank is a guy who plays bass guitar with tons of pedals like a mad scientist. Cupcakes is a girl who needs lots of attention & stimulation, so she sings, while she plays drums, while standing up. 

Hank & Cupcakes were born in a tiny little country in the Middle East called Israel. They moved to the place where dreams are made, Brooklyn NY, to start a band that plays raw edgy indie electro-rock-pop. They are completely independent, they are partners, friends, band mates & lovers..

Chapter 1 - CA$H 4 GOLD 

 For the past ten months we've been hidden away in Brooklyn far away from the road and the spotlight to work on the BEST music we’ve ever made. We’re calling it CA$H 4 GOLD. This album was made completely independently & unconventionally. The basic bass & drums were recorded at the awesome Vibromonk Studios by Dan Shatzky (Gogol Bordello, Balkan Beatbox). But if you lean in closer, you'll hear vocals recorded in the subway, Strings recorded in industrial staircases, sounds from constructions sites, songs with 6 bass guitars & multiple drum sets, broken pipes, gas Balloons, the sound of rain, a lot of love and our entire soul. 

Chapter 2 - THE BIG TOUR

10 months off the road is a big pause for us, our favorite part of being a band is touring! We’ve missed you so much we don’t know who we are anymore! To make up for lost time, we intend to spend the remainder of 2014 and the ENTIRE year of 2015 on the road. 

Chapter 3 - THE TOUR VAN 

AKA: The Funk Mobile, The Party Transporter, The Love Mover, The 4x4 Booty Factory

Our biggest expense on the road is the cost of renting a van. We've started this campaign so that we can raise enough cash to buy one. We're not spoilt, we're going to buy your basic cargo van BUT this baby needs to take us all over the country without breaking down. We can't imagine canceling a show because of car problems and wouldn't dream of doing it to our amazing audience. 

Chapter 4 - MAKE IT BIGGER

Getting the means to tour in is the main goal of this campaign, we have so much more to do with any additional money we can raise. Being on tour for an entire year is an ambitious project for an independent band with no funding. Other than buying a van, things like gas, car insurance & accommodation are just a few of the big expenses we meet on the road. The more money we raise, the more places we can go. We want to reach you wherever you are!!

Epilogue - 

"In order to move from place to place, a band needs a motorized vehicle." Isaac Newton said that once, after conducting a gravity experiment involving large amounts of beer, a funnel and a large hose which he voluntarily held in his mouth. Einstein later added that there is a necessity for space in the vehicle for amplification and sound instigating equipment. Otherwise, he feared the band would be as quiet as a gentle butterfly flapping it's wings in the midst of a crowded bar. 

Or in simpler non-scientific words: EURIKA!! WE NEED A VAN! 

 

 LINKS:

Website - http://hankandcupcakes.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HankandCupcakes

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/HankandCupcakes

Twitter - https://twitter.com/HankandCupcakes

Instagram - http://instagram.com/hankandcupcakes

PRESS:

"if you haven't heard the band's infectious blend of electro-pop goodness, then look no further than their latest video, "Ain't No Love." - MTV Buzzworthy

"Hank & Cupcakes offer a lot more substance than their fluffy namesake implies. In fact, the bustling synthpop outfit…have been imparting a gritty realism to their dance tracks." - MTV Hive

"Funky fresh sound" - New York Post

"…irresistibly danceable" - Paste

"Fresh new artist" - MTV.com

Risks and challenges

Being completely independent is a path we chose after experiencing the 'other side' of the music industry. We were signed to a major label only a year ago, we had a manager, publicist, agent, you name it. But at the end of the day, it seemed that no one knew exactly what to do with us, so we decided if anyone does know, it should be us. Doing everything, and we mean EVERYTHING ourselves has it's challenges, we are only 2 people and we've taken on a pile of new professions! When it comes to working hard we're a little crazy. We'll do anything it takes to get everything done. With your support we feel we can move forward on the one thing standing in our way which is funding. You guys are our record label, our share holders, our believers. We couldn't do this without you.

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    COCAINA - A digital download of our single 'Cocaina' from the new 'CA$H 4 GOLD' album!

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    'CA$H 4 GOLD' DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - An exclusive pre-released digital copy of the entire new album 'CA$H 4 GOLD' + Original artwork. We trust you not to leak it!

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    'CA$H 4 GOLD' PHYSICAL COPY - A signed earlybird copy of the new album sent to your home with a handwritten note from us + pre-released digital copy!

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    BIG MERCH PACKAGE! You will receive signed copies of all our albums, a signed 'CA$H 4 GOLD' tour poster & stickers all delivered to your home with a handwritten note from us!

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    ROCKER REWARD - 2 VIP tickets to any show of your choice on our 'CA$H 4 GOLD' tour including access to our sound check + Big Merch Package!

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    SKYPE CALL!! Dying to ask us a question? Wanna share a brownie recipe? Need advice on your love life? With this reward you can ask us ANYTHING & talk about ANYTHING!

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    MEGA ROCKER REWARD - Get 4 VIP tickets to the show of your choice or 2 VIP tickets to any 2 shows on our CA$H 4 GOLD Tour including access to our sound check & Big Merch Package!

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    A PRIVATE DRUM LESSON WITH CUPCAKES! Come visit our studio in Brooklyn and receive an awesome unconventional drum lesson from the most badass standup drummer in the universe.

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    A PRIVATE BASS GUITAR LESSON WITH HANK! Come visit our studio in Brooklyn and receive a mind bending lesson with the Alchemist, the mad scientist, the Hank Machine. Expect the unexpected.

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    DO YOU LIKE ART? This reward is for you: A one of a kind customized signed & dedicated copy of 'CA$H 4 GOLD' physical album including artsy handcrafted additions, footnotes & drawings by us!

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    THE AMAZING LEPORD JACKET Hank wore in our 'Aint No Love' Music Video!! The jacket was custom designed with feathers, eyes and awesomeness and now you can have it.

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    WEDDING DRESS!! This reward will get you the stunning wedding dress worn by Cupcakes in our 'Liquid Mercury' Music video. There's only one and you know you want it.

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    OUR FAVORITE REWARD: A GUARANTEED SHOW IN YOUR CITY ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES!!! + 4 VIP tickets for you and your friends including a private meet & greet before the show and access to our soundcheck + a huge thank you shoutout at the show, on our website & social networks + Big merch package (This reward applies to USA Mainland only, if there isn't a suitable music venue in your city/town we will get as close as we can!!)

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    DO YOU LIKE ART? This reward is for you! You could be the exclusive owner of an original one-of-a-kind signed piece of artwork that was used in our new 'CA$H 4 GOLD' album and image campaign + Big Merch Package!! Don't put it on ebay!! Love it.

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    CUSTOM ROCKSTAR SONG - Always dream of your favorite band singing your favorite song? We will record any cover song of your choice and make one digital download just for you / BFF / Mom / Boyfriend / Pet Chihuahua!!

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    ROCKSTAR HANGOUT + A GUARANTEED SHOW IN YOUR CITY - We will meet you & your awesome friends for drinks/food to talk about love, life & rocknroll, we will give you 10 VIP tickets with access to our soundcheck, a huge thank you shoutout at the show, on our website & social networks + Big Merch Package *Food/Drinks on you (:

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    RARE MEMORABILIA - This reward will get you the muthafuckin Microphone we recorded the entire 'CA$H 4 GOLD' Album on! We went through a lot with this baby and we're willing to give it up only if you promise to cradle it in your arms and love it forever. Tech Specs: Audio Technica AT4050

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    A PRIVATE CONCERT AT YOUR HOUSE FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS!! + Big Merch Package + A one of a kind customized signed & dedicated copy of 'CA$H 4 GOLD' album including artsy handcrafted additions, footnotes & drawings by us! + Lyrics to the song of your choice hand written and dedicated! (U.S only, and yes, we can tone it down if your neighbors aren't rockers)

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    5 YEAR VIP PASS TO HANK & CUPCAKES SHOWS!!!!
    This reward makes you King/Queen of Hank & Cupcakes shows, you come and go as you please for 5 years. (We can't guarantee shows in which we're openers or private events but we'll try our damned hardest to get you into those too if you so desire, you are after all a King/Queen.)

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    MUSIC VIDEO!! We will shoot, direct & edit your next music video!! We've discovered that we know how to do lots of things other than music and making videos is one of them. We made this Kickstarter video completely ourselves and we're bursting with new ideas!

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    A GUARANTEED SHOW IN YOUR CITY OR AT YOUR HOUSE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!! We will fly, we will conquer, we will rock!!

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    We will produce a record for you!! whether you're already a working band or just starting out, we will produce and mix your next album. All the music on our Kickstarter video is from the new album which we produced ourselves and we can't wait to get our hands on our next project.

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