UPDATE 1 :: 08/22/12
We're live! Keep an eye on this space for updates on progress and hilarious outtakes from our kid interviews.
UPDATE 2 :: 08/30/12
first extras vid is up with the amazing Allie! We kinda sound like Katy Perry sometimes right??
UPDATE 3 :: 09/13/12
VID OUTTAKE!! The amazing and hilarious Charlotte schools us in math and we school her in indie folk rock. CHECK IT!
UPDATE 4 :: 09/14/12
behind the scenes look into the campaign!
UPDATE 5 :: 09/19/12
so close!!! here's the final kid vid outtake. Tyler cracked us up, was hard to keep a straight face! So great. Even with his criticisms he was down for the cause. And you should be too! Now is the time! Only a few more days, be a part of our album...now!
UPDATE 6 :: 09/20/12
HOLY FREAKIN MOLY. We just hit 100%, cue the confetti!! You made this happen people! We still have 3 more days and 10% of post-goal funds will go to the charity MusiCares! Plus any additional will help with making that much more epic of an album. It could mean paying for a string section or extra days in the studio! Humbled and grateful, your lions xoxo forever
UPDATE 7 :: 11/15/12
So excited to announce that we will begin recording our debut album with the amazing Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, Sea Wolf, Karen O, Warpaint) in December, let’s do this!
A House For Lions Debut Album
lets make it facebook official - send us a pic and we’ll post it on the backers section of our facebook, letting the whole world wide web know how much the lions love you!
this act of kindness deserves more than just a tip of the cap - so we’re sending a personalized handwritten postcard to show you just how much you mean to us! plus you’ll get an early release digital download, making you one of the first people to hear our record.
are your walls lacking a certain feline flair? you’ll get everything above and a limited edition backers-only poster signed by your lions to place proudly on your wall.
enjoy your music the old fashioned way! on top of everything above, you’ll get a hard copy of our new record in the format of your choice (CD or vinyl).
what would a pledge drive be without a tote bag? leave those plastic bags at the grocery store and go green with your lions. you get a customized 100% Recycled Cotton totebag filled with all the goodies above. and some stickers cause why not.
imagine. a house for lions. all. over. your. body. at this level, you get everything above and you can take your pick of one of our super sexy t-shirts.
alright we’re getting real here, so on top of everything else, you’ll have an associate producer credit in the liner notes of our first long-playing record. forever etched in our hearts and a part of AHFL history.
trust us, there are few things more satisfying than walking up to the door guy and saying non-chalantly, “i’m on the list.” at this level you get everything listed above plus you and a friend can come rock out at a lions show as our very special guests.
you’re fully invested now, so we’re putting you to work! at this level, you get to hear everything we’ve recorded for the album and help us decide on what the final tracklist will be. plus all that stuff from items 1-7 and handwritten lyrics to all the songs on the record.
if we ever have a fan club, we’re nominating you for president. to prove your bona fides just show everyone your collection of signed limited edition AHFL show posters and dare them to say you’re not a true fan. (plus all that stuff from 1-7!)
here’s your chance to study at the feet of the talented individuals in a house for lions. mike or eric will give you a lesson in their respective instruments. daniel will show you how to play your favorite AHFL tunes on the guitar in person (if your in LA) or via skype. joe will take you surfing (LA only). or we can just hang, have a drink and shoot the proverbial shit. it’s your world. (and everything 1-7!)
we love you so much right now we kinda want you to join the band. so for one glorious song (take your pick) hop on the stage, grab a tambourne and shake it with your lions! gonna need more cowbell! (plus all that 1-7 swag!)
the mixtape might be dead but the iPod shuffle lives on. we’ll load one of those puppies up all our music plus special playlists by each of the band members and show you what gets our musical blood pumping. (and, you guessed it, 1-7 stuff)
fellow musicians, this one’s for you. come over to our drummer joe’s super rad home studio and record one of your songs and let some of those good lion vibes rub off on ya! (do you want all that stuff 1-7, too? cause your gettin’ it!)
take a peek behind the veil! we’ll give you a skype tour of the studio and give you a personal update on the progress we’re making on the album! (and all them goodies 1-7!)
you like us. a lot. so let us do for you what we do best and give you something no one else has. our esteemed songwriter Daniel will write and record a song just for you, about anything you want. (and everything from 1-7!)
you my friend are a true beliver. so ya know what, we’re gonna give you two guestlist spots to all of our shows, forever (always when we’re headling, subject to availabilty when we’re supporting). that’s right, when we play 3 sold out nights at madison square garden, you’re going, for free! (oh and all that stuff from 1-7!)
Skype concert yo! A virtual AHFL concert just for you. Put your feet up on your couch or dance around your living room, and rock out to your lions in the comfort of your own home. (plus 1-7 lions swag!)
you know what, lets quit playing, we’re homies now. so why don’t we go come over to your place, grill some burgers, drink some beers and these lions will play a private show for you and your friends. (don’t forget to display all your 1-7 lions swag!)
holy crap, you are an angel! lets you and us get away for awhile. yeah, lets go to Palm Springs! we’ll put you up in a private Bed & Breakfast for 3 day and 2 nights and play a very special intimate show in the desert just for you! (plus all that good stuff from 1-7) (Guests will stay in Poolside Casita Room: http://casademontevista.com)
alright now you’re just showing off - but we ain’t mad at ya! pick a few of the rewards above, they’re yours. hell, you can have my first born child! and the deepest most sincere Thank You four grateful young men can muster.
Hey, we’re A House For Lions and we need your help to record our first full length album!
TO BECOME A BACKER AND PLEDGE TO OUR PROJECT CLICK THE BIG GREEN BUTTON THAT SAYS “SUPPORT THIS PROJECT” ON THE RIGHT –>
Check the updates section above for hilarious outtakes and extended cuts from the video!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! We are keeping the site open for pledges! So you can still pledge for awesome rewards and be a part of the album. The more we raise the better we can make this album (studio time is crazy expensive!) and additional funds will help with the release of the album (also crazy expensive!!). Plus, 10% of post goal funds will be donated to MusiCares which is dedicated to supporting the health and welfare of people in the music community. Thank you all for your support and for sticking with us through it all!!
Hey, we’re A House For Lions, and we’re heading to the studio to record our first full length album. Over the past couple of years we’ve released an EP, played shows all over our hometown Los Angeles and around the country and made tons of great friends and fans of our music. Now it’s time to take it to the next level – we’ve been working hard writing new songs, honing them live and coming up with a master plan for making our first album one to remember! To do it right, we need your help!
How you can help
Where your contributions are going
The funds will go to:
• Studio time and related expenses
• Producer’s fees
All transactions are secure and handled by PayPal.
All major credit cards accepted, paypal account not required.
Contact us if you would like to send a check/money order and/or want to give an amount not specified on the right.
Using the latest crowdfunding technology to take grassroots fundraising to an entirely new, indie-minded level.
Keeping in the trailblazing spirit of all things indie, we are choosing to bypass websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo in favor of a new platform developed by IgnitionDeck. A House For Lions is one of the first groups to launch a project using this WordPress plugin, which allows the user to have a hands-on role in every aspect of its crowdfunding campaign without giving up a cut of the funds raised or having to meet a goal to keep the dollars collected.
Your lions are not ones to take the money and run! We’ve come up with all sorts of awesome stuff to give you to say thanks for being a part of our first album!Every backer who donates, no matter what the dollar amount, gets his or her name on our OFFICIAL BACKERS PAGE on our Facebook. We’re building this thing brick by brick! It’s your way of stamping your name on this album and our way of showing appreciation for your generous support. Also, we’ll be sending out backer-only updates throughout the recording process including videos and photos from the studio (you can opt out of these if you wish).
All items designed by AHFL’s own Mike Nissen!
Beautiful Matte Finish on Thick 11×17 Cardstock
Super soft heather charcoal shirt emblazoned with “house” logo graphic in soft vintage ink.
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♥CHARITY♥ – MusiCares
We’re pledging to give 10% of any money that we make post funding to MusiCares. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
“With the band’s catchy, emotive sound — equal parts dusty alt-country and lovelorn late ’90s alt-rock — we’re surprised debut EP track ‘Let Back’ isn’t as big a hit as ‘Pumped Up Kicks’.” –L.A. Times
“L.A.’s A House for Lions showed off a robust rock sound at Rusty’s on Wednesday, adding garage ferocity to the softer, ’90s-influenced alt-rock of debut EP ‘I Want Us to Be Remembered’. The group just finished a new batch of demos, including electric scorcher ‘XOX’.” –Billboard.com
“They’re only just starting out but already they’re purring like a sleek machine with a human heart…seeing a band this good this early is a thing of wonder and ought to be celebrated.” – Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) – Q Magazine
“Purveyors of gorgeous anthemic rock” –-Kevin Bronson, BuzzBands.LA
Ordinary Life – Live @ TOMS semi-acoustic session
Nightfalls – Live at The Echo in Los Angeles, CA 11.22.11
Come On Let’s Go – Dickies Sounds Session at Filter Magazine
**Orders will be fulfilled when the album is released, estimated Spring/Summer 2013**