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Greetings! Hot Problems wants to make the most terrifyingly awesome Partyfundance pop record of all time! But if it’s going to happen, we need your help.
PLEDGE TO GET COOL STUFF
Every pledge gets you an advance digital download of the new record. Any exclusive of $25 or more also comes with unreleased music, both videos, and a Hot Problems ringtone. Then it gets crazy. Check out the exclusive Pledge Plus items--I can’t wait to do all of it!
COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Once we begin recording, everyone who pledges can join me as I update you with photo, video and audio documenting our progress.
WIN ANDREW VOLPE’S GUITAR!!!!
Whoever brings in the most money wins Andrew Volpe’s primary guitar**, actually played onstage at hundreds of shows, signed with a personal message. Just tell whomever you refer to the campaign to leave a note in the pledge form (on the purchasing page) stating that you referred them.
HELP SAVE CHILDREN
A percentage of the money we raise after we reach our target will go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: the leading nonprofit organization working to combat the abduction and sexual exploitation of children. Let’s help ’em out!
We cannot be more excited to have you along for the ride as we (hopefully) make this album. Thank you for your continued support and love. Please pledge now and we can get to chats, Apocalypse drawings, and Six Flagsing--and most importantly, the worldwide spread of Partyfundance.
Yours from the future,
Holy heck! Hot Problems is making a new album and we want you to come along for the ride. Pledge here or below and receive an advance download of the new record before its official release + gain access to exclusive updates we’ll be posting here weekly.
It’s all about the music. Peace word yo.
[a digital copy of an unreleased song + digital album one week early]
A cornucopia of Hot Problems stuff. But instead of food, there’s digital content.
[ringtone of “People Say I’m the Man” + both videos for digital download + Unreleased Package]
Want to make someone’s special day a little more special? You choose the message, I’ll choose the card and send it wherever you want! Makes a great gift!
[a personalized greeting card sent to whomever you want + Complete Digital Package]
Curious about anything? Anything at all? E-mail me 10 questions and I’ll answer them.
[answers to 10 e-mail questions + Complete Digital Package]
Life too predictable? Try this: a random object from Andrew Volpe’s personal collection of objects as a gift, signed and mailed to you.
[a random gift from Andrew Volpe signed to you + Complete Digital Package]
Ever wondered what the soundtrack to a “Broken Bride” movie would sound like? So did I. That’s why I wrote and recorded several tracks on Garageband for different scenes. Full orchestra arrangements, from the mischievous-to-triumphant overture to the wistful theme of lost love. It’ll be just like you’re watching the movie! Even though it doesn’t exist….
[Six tracks from the Broken Bride “movie soundtrack” e-mailed to you as mp3’s (artist to retain all rights to the compositions and recordings) + Complete Digital Package]
Is there anything better than being publicly thanked by a time-traveler? No. No, there’s not.
[your name in the digital booklet with a special “thank you” from Dr. Hot + Complete Digital Package]
There’s something I need to tell you, but it would be best if we did it over the phone.
[a phone call from Dr. Hot, all conversation topics allowed (10 minutes minimum) + Complete Digital Package]
Life too predictable? Try this: a random object from Andrew Volpe’s personal collection of objects as a gift, signed and mailed to you. I’ll even throw in a large bag of Dr. Hot’s favorite treat for you to munch on!!!
[a random gift from Andrew Volpe signed to you, a large bag of Dr. Hot’s favorite treat + Complete Digital Package]
In the throes of trying to write “Broken Bride” the novel, I’ve decided at long last to share a chapter with you. This particular scene is for those sci-fi fans out there: hard at work building his machine, our hero makes an unbelievable discovery…. that just might change everything!
[one private link to a sci-fi chapter from “Broken Bride” the novel (chapter subject to change before publishing) + Complete Digital Package]
I may be from the future, but I have excellent penmanship and I write in Times New Roman font.
[lyrics of any song in the world you want, actually hand-written by Dr. Hot (NOT PRINTED), dedicated to you + Complete Digital Package]
I’ve been meaning to meet with you for quite some time. Let’s talk face-to-face. Pets allowed.
[a private live video chat w/ Dr. Hot where you can ask/tell him anything (20 minutes) + Complete Digital Package]
Get one private link to a sci-fi chapter from “Broken Bride” the novel (chapter subject to change before publishing) + Six tracks from the Broken Bride “movie soundtrack” e-mailed to you as mp3’s + Complete Digital Package.
Do you like maps of meteor-ravaged, blood-flooded cities? This is your lucky day!
[limited edition print of Apocalyptic city from Ludo’s “Broken Bride,” hand-drawn/signed by Andrew Volpe + Complete Digital Package]
Ever wanted a portrait of you drawn by a non-artist? Well, then this is your lucky day.
[a portrait of you (based on photo of your choice) hand-drawn and signed by Dr. Hot, e-mailed to you (high quality image) + Complete Digital Package]
one private link to a sci-fi chapter from “Broken Bride” the novel (chapter subject to change before publishing) + limited edition print of Apocalyptic city from Ludo’s “Broken Bride,” hand-drawn/signed by Andrew Volpe + Complete Digital Package.
I want to sing you a song during a long video chat. You can split it with friends. Seven people = $25 each!
[Dr. Hot will play you any song on acoustic guitar that you want (as long as he knows it) during a video chat (30 minutes) + Complete Digital Package]
Writing a song? Questions about how Andrew Volpe/Dr. Hot writes songs? Try this! Split the cost with friends!
[40-minute songwriting lesson via video chat w/ Dr. Hot + Complete Digital Package]
Hungry? So am I. I’m going to put on a tuxedo and join you and up to 4 friends for dinner.
[a dinner in Chicago with Dr. Hot for you plus up to four (4) friends, you can pick the restaurant if you want, all conversation topics allowed (tuxedo worn upon request; 2 hours minimum; pledger to cover all meal costs) + Complete Digital Package]
I will make up a song about you or whoever you want and record it on acoustic guitar. An awesome present for a friend or beloved.
[a song written to your specifications, recorded and sent as an mp3 to your mailbox (artist retains all rights to the song) + Complete Digital Package]
I’ll call you and we’ll have a 30-minute songwriting conversation where you tell me exactly what you’re looking for, and then I’ll write a song about you or whoever you want and record it on acoustic guitar. Not only will I send you the mp3 when it’s finished, but I’ll perform the song live for you in a private video chat, and then mail you the lyrics, hand-written by me. What a gift this would make!
[a 30-minute phone chat consultation, a song written to your specifications, recorded and sent to you as an mp3, a live private performance of the song via video chat, and hand-written lyrics of the song, mailed to you (artist retains all rights to the song) + Complete Digital Package]
Let’s go to Six Flags together. Bring up to four friends and split the pledge cost five ways! Only $200 per person!
[a day at Six Flags Great America with Dr. Hot for you and up to 4 friends (6 hours minimum; pledger to cover their own ticket costs in addition to pledge, Dr. Hot pays for his own ticket, reward may have to be redeemed before completion of project because of cooling weather) + Complete Digital Package]
For those of you who have already pledged to go to Six Flags with me, here’s a way to make it even sexier: let’s go to Disneyland in California instead! Let’s ride Tower of Terror first!
[one full day (as long as you can stand it) at Disneyland in California with Dr. Hot (pledger to pay all of Dr. Hot’s travel expenses, if any) + Complete Digital Package]
Not only will I write a song about whatever you want, exactly to your specifications, I will also record it FULL-BAND IN THE STUDIO! AND I’ll shoot a VIDEO of us making it and edit it to the song!
[a song written to your specifications, recorded full-band in the studio, and e-mailed to you as an mp3 – plus a video of the recording process, shot, edited to the song, and e-mailed to you as a video file (artist retains all rights to the composition and recording) + Complete Digital Package]
That’s it, I’m comin’ to your house. Let’s barbecue, go bowling, hang out in your living room, whatever you want. I’ll bring a guitar. You bring as many friends and family members as you want and split the cost.
[Dr. Hot will come over to your house to hang out with you and whoever else and do whatever you want (6-8 hours; pledger to cover transportation costs on top of pledge amount) + Complete Digital Package]
Okay, that’s it! I want someone to have my guitar. The American strat I played in the studio for two albums and onstage at hundreds of shows for years--licking the neck, humping the body, drop-kicking it, sweating on it, pretending it’s a Ghostbusters weapon, and every once in awhile, strumming it poorly. I’ll sign this bad boy, make it out to you, and then ship it to your house. Just think: Andrew Volpe’s guitar…. you could pretend to be a moron just like me!
[Andrew Volpe’s American Fat Strat, signed and made out to you, for you to do whatever you want with + Complete Digital Package]