A House For Lions Full Length Album
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!
UPDATE 8 :: 11/16/13
Fine friends and lion-lovers --
We've gotten a couple questions about progress on the record so I thought I'd check-in and give you a quick update. As you all know, last september we started the beginning of a long journey. We reached out to our fans and friends to help us bring our first album into the world. We were overwhelmed by the response -- our innovative approach to crowd-funding succeeded not only in bringing all of us together to make this dream a reality but got the attention of many media outlets, which helped to raise the bands profile generally. Sweet! And so we headed in to the studio in early december to begin the recording the album and finished mixing and mastering all the tracks in june. Next, we began the process of sussing out the best possible way to bring the album into the world. That has meant touring to extend the bands reach and talking with various record labels in an effort to find the best home for our baby. We're holding our cards close to the vest for the time being but we'll be bringing you some very exciting news about the release of the album in the new year! As the release approaches you will receive all the goodies promised to you in our campaign. So fret not my friends, the lions have not forgotten about you! We aim to make you proud to have been a part of introducing a bold new voice to the world. Here's hoping the holidays treat you well -- we'll see you in the new year!
Daniel and the lions
PIC ON FACEBOOK AND/OR NAME ADDED TO LIST OF BACKERS
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!
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! Goal reached! Thank you all for your support and for sticking with us through it all!! **We’re leaving this site up for those who find it for archival purposes only, funding is closed for this project**
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**