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The Asking are making their first full-length album! We can't wait to get into the studio to record these new songs for you!
The Asking are making their first full-length album! We can't wait to get into the studio to record these new songs for you!
The Asking are making their first full-length album! We can't wait to get into the studio to record these new songs for you!
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The Asking's New Album

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Who We Are and What We’re Making

We are Greg and Kate House, a vocal duo who make up The Asking. We’ve been married for 11 years and been playing together since we became friends 14 years ago. Music is what brought us together and we are excited to be making our first full-length album. We feel called and compelled to write songs that bring hope.

It has been 2 years since we released our first project - a 6 song EP; “The Asking.” We are independent artists so we don't have the creative and financial backing of a record company to pay to record, produce, and distribute an album. That's why we're asking for your support to help make this album happen. We believe the Lord has inspired these songs and opened this door for us to record them.

Where did these songs come from?

The theme for this record is about home, why we get so far away from it, and how to get back. In our own lives as we ask where the Lord would use us and have us go, we seek to make home wherever we are. We’ve heard stories from people who have been taken from their homes, had their homes destroyed, or even been totally without that safe place. As Christians we know our home is in heaven and yet while we’re here on earth we ache to be at home. These songs come from that yearning.

Why are we asking for your help?

We’ve had lots of help from our friends, family, and fans to get us to this point and that has been one of the most rewarding parts about this journey. There’s something about having support from others to help make your music possible that makes it all the more special. 

It’s going to cost $6,000 to make this album. This includes:

  • studio time

  • mixing and mastering of the album
  • producer’s fee
  • distribution 



We have an awesome opportunity to work with a producer who will not only be producing the album for us but also engineering and playing on it as well. This will allow us to work with a producer and make the best possible album while still keeping costs minimal. We have saved up our own money to invest but, in order to release this album on stable financial footing, we need your help. Your support acts like a pre-sale and helps cover the costs of releasing the album as they occur. 

Timeline:

We’re currently raising funds and finishing up work on the new songs.
*In April we’ll go into the studio for 2 weeks to record everything - 8 original songs and 2 covers
*After we record, it will take about a week to mix and master the album
*In late April we’ll send in the finished product for duplication and distribution
*In late May we’ll receive the hard copies and send out the advanced copies to our Kickstarter backers
*by the end of June we’ll release our album to the general public 

We believe God has given us this chance to serve Him and serve you all by sharing these songs. Our sincere desire is that they bring you hope and encouragement to seek out the One who sought us out first.

Thank you so much for your support! We could not do this without you!

 

Leading a mission trip in Bogotá, Colombia
Leading a mission trip in Bogotá, Colombia

 

After playing at Unity Fest 2015
After playing at Unity Fest 2015

 

House Show in Glendale, CA
House Show in Glendale, CA

 

Risks and challenges

We have done our best to build in extra time in our timeline to account for delays. However, it is possible that an illness or delay with our distributor/duplicator could cause us to not meet the June 2017 deadline. Should anything like that occur it will only affect the deadline, not the project's fulfillment.

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    Stay In The Know!

    Tier 1 - We'll send you updates about our project's progress so you can be praying for us as we make this album :)

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    Hear It First - Digital Edition

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    Tier 3 - Autographed hard copy of the new album + Tier 2

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    Tier 4 - Complete Collection of The Asking Music:

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    * A Handwritten lyric sheet of your song of choice
    * A signed 5x7 of the album photo
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    *A behind the scenes photo book
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    For The Aspiring Guitarist

    Tier 7A - 30 minute guitar lesson with Greg (in person if within 20 miles of Lansing, MI or via Skype) + Tier 2 and Tier 4 and eligible for stretch goal

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    For The Aspiring Singer

    Tier 7B - 30 minute voice lesson with Kate (in person if within 20 miles of Lansing, MI or via Skype) + Tier 2 and Tier 4 and eligible for stretch goal

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    Coffee Date

    Tier 7C - Want to hang out with The Asking? Let's grab coffee and swap stories! Farther than 100 miles from Lansing, MI? That's why God invented Skype :) Also includes Tiers 2 and 4 and eligible for stretch goal

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    Your Name in Lights - er- Liner Notes!

    Tier 8:
    *Your name will be included in the liner notes of the new album
    *a signed copy of the new album
    *a 5x7 print of new album artwork signed by The Asking
    *a behind the scenes photo book
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    The Asking At Your House

    Tier 9 - The Asking will come perform an acoustic set at your house for you and your friends. You, the host, will also receive a signed copy of the new album, a t-shirt, a mug, and your name in the liner notes. + Tier 2, also eligible for the stretch goal
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    The Asking At Your House - Deluxe

    Tier 10 - The Asking will come perform an acoustic set at your house for you and your friends. You, the host, will also receive 2 signed copies of the new album, 2 t-shirts, 2 mugs, and your name in the liner notes. Also includes a copy of the new album for up to 20 guests. + Tier 2, also eligible for the stretch goal
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