Hammer Shark are creating songs
10

patrons

$58
per release
Hammer Shark is a multi-genre music project and song subscription service. We are Boris and Nikki (of Black Diamond Express Train to Hell, Battenkill Ramblers, Ultra Punk, and Zyto, respectively)—very grumpy but also very silly people who are going to release songs of questionable taste and genre on the internet. And we're really happy to have you along for the ride. You're basically our own little collective, diy record label.

Listen

Here is a taste (the very first!) of the kind of electronic music we have been writing recently. This one is called More Fool Me:



Here we are playing Silver Dagger, an old (like 1800s old) traditional ballad about thwarted lovers:



Once upon a whiskey bottle... (aka The Backstory and What to Expect)


Boris and I were sitting around one day, and he says to me, there has to be a group of people who want to go to a concert and listen old time country and electro and blues and punk and whatever other music we've been inspired to write. Holy shit. Yes, yes there is. And that group of people is here.

We will use patreon to release one song at a time (between 6-12 each year), to keep us writing and releasing our music. Genres will vary. Styles will vary. Recording fidelty will vary. Vocals and lyrics will (almost always) come from me, and instrumentals/mixing/mastering will (almost always) come from Boris. Our first patreon-released song is likely to be another electronic number, but we have an accoustic ballad, an electronic-rock kinda number, and a smoky jazzy paino number in the works, just to list a few of the things that will be coming your way as subscribers.

We don't have the time for the usual band routine right now. We do have the time to obsessively craft one song at a time, sent back and forth via (internet) post, and to release that song out into the wild. This is our tour replacement, our way of finding a way around the expectation that we practice once a week and put out a new album at least once a year. With a subscription model we can deliver music to you whenever its finished and wherever we all are. And we'll be using any money we get to buy the equipment we need to keep writing and recoding more.

One more song

For nostalgia's sake, below you can have a listen to a song we wrote as/with Battenkill Ramblers in 2011, from the album Around My Grave Sing Songs of Joy. It's about waiting out the apocalypse on the top of a high-rise and taking out as many zombies as possible before committing a double suicide-murder. We're a cheerful bunch, us.


Tiers
SHARK FIN
$1 or more per release 1 patron
You are subscribing to our music. That is fucking awesome. Wow. Thank you so much! You are amazing and we like you a lot. You will receive mp3s of all our songs, and have access to the patron-only feed.
SHARK BITE
$3 or more per release 5 patrons
Music subscription for the wiiiiin. Thank you so, so much for subscribing. Frankly, we're honored. You will receive mp3s of all our songs, as well as access to both the patron-only feed and our private instagram account.
SHARKLE
$5 or more per release 2 of 3 patrons
Hot damn, you are great! Thank you so much for supporting our music! You will receive mp3s of all our songs, as well as access to both the patron-only feed and our private instagram account. You will also receive the DUBIOUS HONOR of selecting one song for us to cover, perform on video, and post to the patron-only feed. 
MEGA SHARK
$20 or more per release 2 patrons
You are subscribing to our music. You are incredible. Thank you so much, you shark, you. We bow down in humble gratitude before your genorosity and support. You will receive mp3s of all our songs, as well as access to both the patron-only feed and our private instagram account. You will also get a one-time bundle of our previous recordings as the Battenkill Ramblers (two albums worth, baby) and a Battenkill Ramblers tshirt. While supplies last!! The one-time bonus buncle includes your choice of a CD/cassette tape/mp3s of Battenkill Ramblers album Around My Grave Sing Songs of Joy, a Battenkill Ramblers tshirt in biege or grey (sizes and supply *very* limited), and mp3s of our demo album as Black Diamond Express Train to Hell.
SHARKNADO
$100 or more per release 0 of 2 patrons
Wow. Just wow. You are a rare and wondrous magical creature. I have no idea why you want to give us this much money per song, but thank you so, so much. SO MUCH. You will get all the things available to the first three tiers of subscribers, and we will have dinner with you if we end up in the same city at the same time, and we will send you weird postcards, and think nice thoughts at you pretty much all the time. THANK YOU.
Goals
10 of 25 patrons
At 25 patrons, Boris and Nikki will record a video dressed up as sharks.
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Hammer Shark is a multi-genre music project and song subscription service. We are Boris and Nikki (of Black Diamond Express Train to Hell, Battenkill Ramblers, Ultra Punk, and Zyto, respectively)—very grumpy but also very silly people who are going to release songs of questionable taste and genre on the internet. And we're really happy to have you along for the ride. You're basically our own little collective, diy record label.

Listen

Here is a taste (the very first!) of the kind of electronic music we have been writing recently. This one is called More Fool Me:



Here we are playing Silver Dagger, an old (like 1800s old) traditional ballad about thwarted lovers:



Once upon a whiskey bottle... (aka The Backstory and What to Expect)


Boris and I were sitting around one day, and he says to me, there has to be a group of people who want to go to a concert and listen old time country and electro and blues and punk and whatever other music we've been inspired to write. Holy shit. Yes, yes there is. And that group of people is here.

We will use patreon to release one song at a time (between 6-12 each year), to keep us writing and releasing our music. Genres will vary. Styles will vary. Recording fidelty will vary. Vocals and lyrics will (almost always) come from me, and instrumentals/mixing/mastering will (almost always) come from Boris. Our first patreon-released song is likely to be another electronic number, but we have an accoustic ballad, an electronic-rock kinda number, and a smoky jazzy paino number in the works, just to list a few of the things that will be coming your way as subscribers.

We don't have the time for the usual band routine right now. We do have the time to obsessively craft one song at a time, sent back and forth via (internet) post, and to release that song out into the wild. This is our tour replacement, our way of finding a way around the expectation that we practice once a week and put out a new album at least once a year. With a subscription model we can deliver music to you whenever its finished and wherever we all are. And we'll be using any money we get to buy the equipment we need to keep writing and recoding more.

One more song

For nostalgia's sake, below you can have a listen to a song we wrote as/with Battenkill Ramblers in 2011, from the album Around My Grave Sing Songs of Joy. It's about waiting out the apocalypse on the top of a high-rise and taking out as many zombies as possible before committing a double suicide-murder. We're a cheerful bunch, us.


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Tiers
SHARK FIN
$1 or more per release 1 patron
You are subscribing to our music. That is fucking awesome. Wow. Thank you so much! You are amazing and we like you a lot. You will receive mp3s of all our songs, and have access to the patron-only feed.
SHARK BITE
$3 or more per release 5 patrons
Music subscription for the wiiiiin. Thank you so, so much for subscribing. Frankly, we're honored. You will receive mp3s of all our songs, as well as access to both the patron-only feed and our private instagram account.
SHARKLE
$5 or more per release 2 of 3 patrons
Hot damn, you are great! Thank you so much for supporting our music! You will receive mp3s of all our songs, as well as access to both the patron-only feed and our private instagram account. You will also receive the DUBIOUS HONOR of selecting one song for us to cover, perform on video, and post to the patron-only feed. 
MEGA SHARK
$20 or more per release 2 patrons
You are subscribing to our music. You are incredible. Thank you so much, you shark, you. We bow down in humble gratitude before your genorosity and support. You will receive mp3s of all our songs, as well as access to both the patron-only feed and our private instagram account. You will also get a one-time bundle of our previous recordings as the Battenkill Ramblers (two albums worth, baby) and a Battenkill Ramblers tshirt. While supplies last!! The one-time bonus buncle includes your choice of a CD/cassette tape/mp3s of Battenkill Ramblers album Around My Grave Sing Songs of Joy, a Battenkill Ramblers tshirt in biege or grey (sizes and supply *very* limited), and mp3s of our demo album as Black Diamond Express Train to Hell.
SHARKNADO
$100 or more per release 0 of 2 patrons
Wow. Just wow. You are a rare and wondrous magical creature. I have no idea why you want to give us this much money per song, but thank you so, so much. SO MUCH. You will get all the things available to the first three tiers of subscribers, and we will have dinner with you if we end up in the same city at the same time, and we will send you weird postcards, and think nice thoughts at you pretty much all the time. THANK YOU.