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Help The Hot Place (Lisa King, Jeff Calder, Mike Lynn, Robert Schmid) press their new album into 180 gram Tangerine Orange Vinyl!
Help The Hot Place (Lisa King, Jeff Calder, Mike Lynn, Robert Schmid) press their new album into 180 gram Tangerine Orange Vinyl!
112 backers pledged $3,557 to help bring this project to life.

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Won't you join us and help us press The Language of Birds into 180 gram Tangerine Orange vinyl? We need your help! EVERY backer at any donation level will have their name printed on the digital and physical album sleeve as an ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the record. 

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CARD INCLUDED IN ALL VINYL PACKAGES: There will be a digital download card included in the orange vinyl album packaging itself, in case you'd like to listen to the album on your mp3 player of choice without having to convert it, or save your vinyl for rare playing occasions, framing, or collecting.

About The Hot Place:

Lisa King has completed her debut album The Language of Birds. She calls her group The Hot Place, which also features Mike Lynn and The Swimming Pool Q's Jeff Calder and Robert Schmid, with special guest guitarist Richard Lloyd of 1970's proto-punk band Television on two songs. To listen to a streaming preview of the album, please visit our Bandcamp page

The Hot Place, L to R, Jeff Calder, Lisa King, Robert Schmid, Mike Lynn
The Hot Place, L to R, Jeff Calder, Lisa King, Robert Schmid, Mike Lynn

HELP US PRESS OUR ALBUM INTO ORANGE VINYL:

180 Gram Tangerine Orange Vinyl
180 Gram Tangerine Orange Vinyl

The Language of Birds was one of the last projects to be recorded and mixed at the original legendary Atlanta studio, Southern Tracks Recording (clients include: Stone Temple Pilots; Pearl Jam; Bruce Springsteen; Matthew Sweet; Rage Against the Machine). Lisa began work in 2008, alternating between her snug home studio, No Big Wheel, and Southern Tracks with producer Jeff Calder (of Atlanta's The Swimming Pool Q's.) Lisa wrote all of the songs on The Language of Birds, and, while inseparable from her Mosrite bass guitar, she also played a roster of instruments, some raised from a steamer trunk of vintage guitars and analog synthesizers; others sprang from her wild antique menagerie like the 1920s Marxophone and the calliope-sounding Portatiev. 

Making "The Language of Birds" at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, GA. 2011
Making "The Language of Birds" at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, GA. 2011

ALBUM ART:

Front Cover Album Sleeve of "The Language of Birds"
Front Cover Album Sleeve of "The Language of Birds"

An analog labor of love, The Language of Birds is a sonic treat that really deserves to be heard, in all of its warmth and glory, as an audiophile quality 180 gram heavy vinyl disc. Even the order of the songs was selected with a Side A/Side B format in mind. For the complete physical vinyl experience, The Language of Birds will be pressed in striking transparent Tangerine Orange wax. (Also, we would also love to print the inside album sleeve in Tangerine scented ink.) Its beautiful package was designed by Lisa King, with images conceptualized by Ash Arnett/Lisa King and photography by Jason O'Donnell.

Back Cover Album Sleeve for "The Language of Birds"
Back Cover Album Sleeve for "The Language of Birds"

Finally, we've selected United Pressing (http://www.urpressing.com/) in Nashville, Tennessee to handle our project, and we’ve begun receiving sample chips of wax to color-match our desired Tangerine Orange. United is one of the most reliable and popular record pressing facilities in America, and we're confident in their ability to produce our package to our specifications.

Sample Chips from United Pressing
Sample Chips from United Pressing

 Video of our Sample Chips:

We hope you will join us in backing our 180 gram Tangerine Orange Vinyl project. We need your help! Remember, EVERY backer at ANY level will have their name printed on the album sleeve as an ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the record.

A Little Note about Fine Art Rewards:

Lisa King has a degree in Fine Arts from Georgia State University, specializing in cutting-edge printmaking disciplines like non-toxic etching and lithography. You can view some of her work on The Hot Place's website at: http://www.thehotplaceband.com/fine-art/

POSTER: 
Lisa will be hand-printing/silkscreening The Hot Place posters for backers choosing $50, $100, $500, and $1000 rewards. 

The Hot Place poster, hand-printed/silkscreened by Lisa King
The Hot Place poster, hand-printed/silkscreened by Lisa King

Below is an example of some of her painting. A 5x7 to 8x10 inch painting is one of the rewards for backers who choose a $100, $500 or $1000 package. (Note: This painting is no longer available, and is pictured here for display purposes only. Backers that choose a $100, $500 or $1000 package will have the option of selecting a painting from her available portfolio, or to have her create an original work made just for you, for this special event.)

"Tower"-Oil on Canvas, a painting by Lisa King
"Tower"-Oil on Canvas, a painting by Lisa King
   

Risks and challenges

We have every confidence that we will be able to press this album once funded, in 2014. We have selected United Pressing (http://www.urpressing.com/) in Nashville, TN, one of the most reliable and popular record pressing facilities in the Southern United States. We have already set up an account with the company, and we even have started receiving sample chips of wax, to color match our desired Tangerine Orange.

Lisa King has a degree in Fine Arts from Georgia State University, specializing in cutting-edge printmaking disciplines like non-toxic etching and lithography. A silk-screener and painter, the fine art rewards will be a snap and a joy for her to manufacture.

Should any delays or setbacks occur from the pressing or printing facilities, they will be handled professionally and quickly, with lots of communication between the band and our backers.

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    DIGITAL BABY, DIGITAL: your very own high quality digital downloadable copy of "The Language of Birds" with brand new full color artwork. As a thank you for your love, YOUR NAME will be included on both the digital album sleeve and printed on the physical orange vinyl album sleeve as an Assistant Executive Producer for the record. We appreciate your contribution!

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    OH BOY, I GET ORANGE VINYL! your very own copy of "The Language of Birds" pressed into 180 gram heavy Tangerine Orange Vinyl, and YOUR NAME will be printed on the album sleeve as an Assistant Executive Producer for the record.

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    PRESSED, POSTERED, & PERSONALIZED! your very own copy of "The Language of Birds" pressed into 180 gram heavy Tangerine Orange Vinyl, and YOUR NAME will be printed on the album sleeve as an Assistant Executive Producer for the record. PLUS: You'll get a personal message from the band & our autographs scrawled artistically across the album sleeve. AND: You'll receive a one-of-a-kind, limited edition, hand-printed/silkscreened Hot Place poster made and signed by Lisa King!

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    PRESSED, POSTERED, PERSONALIZED, & PAINTED! your very own copy of "The Language of Birds" pressed into 180 gram heavy Tangerine Orange Vinyl, and YOUR NAME will be printed on the album sleeve as an Assistant Executive Producer for the record. PLUS: You'll get a personal message from the band & our autographs scrawled artistically across the album sleeve. AND: You'll receive a one-of-a-kind, limited edition, hand-printed/silkscreened Hot Place poster made and signed by Lisa King! AND: You will receive a one of a kind oil PAINTING made by Lisa King... just for you. (Your painting size will range from 5x7 up to 8x10.)

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    PRESSED, POSTERED, PERSONALIZED, PAINTED & PRANCE AROUND IN OUR VIDEO: your very own copy of "The Language of Birds" pressed into 180 gram heavy Tangerine Orange Vinyl, and YOUR NAME will be printed on the album sleeve as an Assistant Executive Producer for the record. PLUS: You'll get a personal message from the band & our autographs scrawled artistically across the album sleeve. AND: You'll receive a one-of-a-kind hand-printed/silkscreened Hot Place poster made by Lisa King! AND: You will receive a one-of-a-kind oil PAINTING made by Lisa King, just for you. (Your painting size will range from 5x7 up to 8x10.)

    BE IN OUR VIDEO: But the real fun starts when you get the opportunity make a PERSONAL APPEARANCE in one of our upcoming videos. The vinyl and fine art rewards will arrive in March, and video details will be announced and planned privately with these backers. Backers will be responsible for any out-of-pocket travel expenses, lodging, and transportation. However, If traveling is difficult for you, we have the technology to work remotely in our collaboration: long-distance, from the comfort of your own town!

    This is a LIMITED offer- 3 backers are welcome to rock with us in a Hot Place video!

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    PRESSED, POSTERED, PERSONALIZED, PAINTED & PRODUCED BY LISA KING! your very own copy of "The Language of Birds" pressed into 180 gram heavy Tangerine Orange Vinyl, and YOUR NAME will be printed on the album sleeve as an Assistant Executive Producer for the record. PLUS: You'll get a personal message from the band & our autographs scrawled artistically across the album sleeve. AND: You'll receive a one-of-a-kind hand-printed/silkscreened poster made by Lisa King! AND: You will receive a one-of-a-kind oil PAINTING made by Lisa King, just for you. (Your painting size will range from 5x7 up to 8x10.)

    PRODUCE A SONG WITH US: But the real fun starts when you get the opportunity work up and record a song with The Hot Place in the studio! The vinyl and fine art rewards will arrive in March, studio details will be announced and planned privately with this backer. Backer will be responsible for any out-of-pocket travel expenses, lodging, and transportation. However, If traveling is difficult for you, we have the technology to work remotely in our collaboration: long-distance, from the comfort of your own town!

    This is a LIMITED offer, and ONE lucky backer is welcome to work with us in the studio (Lisa King as Producer) and make an appearance on an upcoming recording released by the band!

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