Dear Concerned Fans & Friends,
Recently our hometown of New York City was battered by Hurricane Sandy. A lot of you have reached out directly to see about our safety and we really appreciate that. Many people have lost their homes and in some cases their lives. Massive parts of Queens have burnt to the ground and southern Manhattan is still under water as I write this.
All five members of HUNG are safe. We are also in contact with several of the area bands and so far everyone seems to be ok. HUNG / IKILLYA / Resolution 15 Studios in Astoria, Queens, though underground and in a flood zone, has made it through the storm unscathed. Our friends in Alekhine’s Gun were not so fortunate as you can see by the image.
I want to take this time to recognize how important it is to treat your local scenes like family and to remember that supporting local bands means more than just liking them on Facebook. I’ll be supporting our friends in NYC by offering up what gear I can for the time being so they can do what they do best, and rock out. I know a lot of the other bands around here will do the same.
As the people who follow us on ‘the internets’ may already know, HUNG is currently in the writing process to follow up our debut self-titled album. The damage around us is certainly not hindering the inspiration and feeling we are putting into the next release and Hurricane Sandy has easily made its way into the story of HUNG.
Where we come from… the scene… the people around us… this is what makes us who we are. HUNG will help to rebuild with our friends. As our friends clean seawater from their amps to try to save them and throw guitars and cabinets into the trash, remember that you are the reason they don’t give up. Every person who bangs their head at a show… every person who buys an album… it’s you that drives bands to trudge on through all that we do… even natural disasters that can wipe a band out completely.
Remember all of this next time you go to a show, and thank you to all the fans of all local bands everywhere. You’re the ones behind the wheel driving this scene. Thanks to all theHUNG fans for reaching out to see that we’re safe. We are, and we’re coming back in 2013 with a vengeance.
We’ll see you soon.
Bassist – HUNG