Hanging Dong - Death By Memes
Fourth album in this collaborate /mu/ project
It will be a double album of numerous genres, following the life of an impressionable young lad who suffers a downward spiral from popularity to social pariahism at the hands of internet culture.
ITT: We anticipate the mixing and release of the album.
1. The Land Before Memes
3. Tfw gf
4. In Order of Wanting to Fuck
5. Waifu for Laifu
6. The Discovery of Memes
7. Hey Bae, Let's Fuck *laughing emoji*
9. Fedoras Are Awesome (Remix)
11. What the Fuck Did You Just Say About Me, You Little Bitch?
12. Women Are A Meme
13. Tfw no gf
14. You've Got A Friend In Meme
15. The Meme Friends
16. Is That Rick from Pawn Stars?
18. She Must Thank Mr. Skeltal
20. Death By Memes
An Actual Photograph
This is best I've found so far, unfortunately minimum is 300 albums and each would end up ~13 bucks. Anybody found anything better?
a bit more expensive, it will cost alot for the full color printing, but the finished product has the small chance of looking very cheap tapes are the cheapest, then CDs then records
unless you literally go buy a peg of cd-rs and mail them
Turns out it's actually closer to £1800 but that still works out at £6 per disk. If you were to crowdfund it, you could charge £10-11 (so you can cover shipping) and everyone would get a double album for half the price it would cost instore.
Ah so this is just two separate jackets, not a double gatefold? It looks like that's making a big difference in price.
Also sorry I'm trying to do dollar-pound conversions in my head and am just starting to get the hang of it
Do you think we could do better if we can find a double wallet instead of the double jewel case or two single jewel cases? There would be no plastic so maybe cheaper? Trying to look for some myself too
im not gonna burst ur bubble if you want a vinyl release just understand that for a cheap record you need to buy in numbers, which will still be over 1g for production, unless one of you can shell out that amount youre going to need a kickstarter or something.
custom printing is very very expensive for your meaningfulness
thats why i say it makes no sense to go that route unless you are entirely sure you can sell all of them
For CDs, I have a double-wallet with color graphics for ~$5 per CD for 100 pressings, can we do even better?
300, double LP
Gonna call around tomorrow if there's actually interest in this and see if I can beat the price back a little but really, it only adds £1 more to each disk. So even at £12 (including P&P) you'd have a 2x140gm album with fully printed gatefold.
Actually, if the total lengths of the tracks means that we can fit it on one CD, this will be significantly cheaper. So maybe this whole exercise is premature.
But it does make me want to start a record label.
Please don't let this an autistic pipe dream of seeing a Hanging Dong LP alongside your other LPs in your collection. Remind yourselves this is free music made for free. We should only think about physical releases at all if this album we produce actually gets listened to by people other than /mu/tants
honestly i dont think so, ive been following the progress, still super early the dicklick brigade had a few more releases before the first printed album came
i dont see whats wrong with cassettes, it would look dope on a pink shell
Yeah I'm the poster you were replying to and after this research I agree we should wait until the record is actually complete first, then we can think about this further. Sorry for jumping the gun.
check the color options and everything
and you can make small orders
also if you want to go the bulk route do a 100 run order
Drafted an demo kikestarter, fwiw. Might host it on a different site though, since kickstarter take 10% and then another 20% from VAT is lost.
What exactly do they do during production? I'm super naive about this so I thought we would simply provide them with tracks the way we wanted them to sound and then they would press them.
most press companies have a production team you can pay a few extra for them to look over your music
as easy as it is to just give them your flac or wav files alot of the time the quality doesnt transfer over, they take your tracks usually edited together in long format (one track for side A with all side A tracks together, one for side B)
they listen through it, EQ it and make it sound good for an analog format.
they then make a test press and send it in to you for approval before they begin mass pressing
well we are talking about going from digital to analog
they do the same with cassettes, its def worth getting them to look at ur work because then you know that youre getting something put out the right way
Yeah you make a great point, I just keep seeing in vinyl threads people talking about how it's pointless to put digital recordings on analog, it's really interesting to know that it's a lot more subtle than just blindly pressing it.
yeah, people say that because at its base you want analog on analog because it just fits well with the warm sound. same goes for CDs in respect to digital music. but theres no real problem with a digital to analog format, collect what you want on whatever format you wish. youl enjoy the sound of it regardless
Very temporary FTP account:
if anyone has any assets, zip files of the prior albums, previous album cover art, etc, anything I should put on the site or otherwise use, feel free to UL it there (or if you'd rather give it some other way thats cool too of course)
Still working on track 13. Working on lyrics atm. I just hope it isn't too lame. I always get nervous that my music will be boring, especially when the chord progression is relatively simple.
Dude do it and set the price up like 2 dollars for each LP and put it up for sale, all I know is that I would buy one, and im sure there are at least 299 anons that would also, you would profit.
This printing service for CDs seems decent. We could print a minimum of 100, and it'd cost $254. So, that means $2.54 for each CD. Huge profit idea right there.
doesn't seem worth it when you have to split it between 21 people
also it's only going to be huge if you sell them all and many, many more
just saying, I wouldn't be thinking about profit with this stuff just yet hey
cassette is good for now it's all we have a chance of possibly affording.
Maybe instead of all the fuss of pledging the money ourselves we should allow HD to receive revenue from our Bandcamp and put it all towards the cassette release on our behalf.
More is done than this, but just to show what its looking like so far:
the main logo is a video background, so if its not loading maybe tell me what browser you're using
its a bit sterile but we can dress it up over time
working on the albums bit now
i thought it might be fun to do fake reviews from pitchfork and shit and link them there; trolling/marketing?
the email address is legit and active, but @hangingdong is taken, we can think of something else (@xhangingdongx ?)
Ah right, what's the facebook link? If Dong ever gets back we can have him route the @hangingdong.com email through his gmail...
Didn't we want to have .zip downloads right off the site because Bandcamp was charging?
About section will be good
zips of albums are uploading to main serv
are these funny or nah? they're cut up from infamously shitty reviews from when pitchfork was new
Like most bands formed by /mu/, Hanging Dong was established when The Meme Friends and Best nu Mewsic drank too many memes and had a one night stand. The result was Hanging Dong. Although Hanging Dong at first jumped out of the blue and confused many fellow memers on /mu/, they started to realize the full potential of Hanging Dong. Within 3 days, Hanging Dong had already released 3 albums, acquired 200 free downloads from Bandcamp, and already had 12 followers on Facebook.
Hanging Dong may be limp, but in the future, this Hanging Dong will be an Erect Dong. Of love. Fuck this weird comparison that relates to our potential success.