OUR GOAL: RECORD A 12 SONG ALBUM
Who we are
We're Kevin freeman (lead vocals, guitar), Daniel Evans (lead guitar/mandolin), Chris Parsons (drums), Josh Fierstein (piano/violin), and Kevin Justmann (bass) - 5 super handsome, super talented heroes from the X-Wing Squadron/americana rock band Lion & Company. Our skill sets include: power napping, Lord of the Rings trivia, beer brewing, sarcasm, and amateur dragonslaying (Chris stepped on a lizard once, that counts right? And yes, the lizard was ok).
Why we should record an album
We deserve this chance, but we need your help to even get a shot at trying. We believe we have captured a truly original and unique sound. Some of you have seen us play/heard our music, others are complete strangers to us. Either way, one thing should be clear - our utter passion for creating powerful, original music. This band started by chance but has grown into a delicate balance of numerous tastes in melodic creation. We have spent 8 years writing, performing live across Atlanta, and polishing multiple records worth of songs but we think it's high time we got a chance to put the very best of what we have made into an official full length studio album with the right producer.
We have taken a leap of faith to fund 1 song, as a sample, from what the record could sound like - AND THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. We have so much more we want to show you, but check out the first song Augustine below.
A SAMPLE OF WHAT COULD BE - Augustine (2016)
What you'll get for donating
We have put together a list of home crafted and hearty rewards for those who are kind enough to help us see this life-long goal through. Including but not limited to:
- Early access to our album
- A never before released LIVE CD - exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign
- AN OPPORTUNITY TO SING ON THE RECORD
- An Exclusive T-Shirt designed by the band specifically for this Kickstarter campaign, ONLY AVAILABLE HERE
- Signed promo poster for release show which will be hand printed from custom artwork done by the band
- Much much more, check out the full list of donation tiers
Where the donations are going
Look, we're gonna level with you here, recording ain't cheap. We have worked tirelessly to find the right studio, producer, and engineer to bring our sound to full life. To do this we will need, at the bare minimum, $5,000 or this album does not happen.
That 5,000 only covers 10 songs without mixing. That price does not include mastering, the printing and manufacturing of our album, printing of merch, or any of the shipping required. It's the bare minimum we need to get this project off the ground and running.
Helping us exceed our goal will cover mastering, additional songs, and the printing of CD's. Otherwise this will come out of pocket for the band.
Our 2013 released EP
Risks and challenges
We don't anticipate any risks in delivering our donor rewards or the overall album before the end of Winter 2016 (potentially earlier). However, unexpected things happen all the time, and potential for delays do exist with the time it takes to fully record, mix and master the album. We will be keeping all donors informed with the latest on any delays or issues that may arise. Since we have already recorded a single in the new studio, and printed shirts, we are fully aware of the time frame it will take for the complete process and are confident in our predictions.
OUR ANTICIPATED TIME TABLES ARE AS FOLLOWS
- T-Shirts will be delivered no later than March of 2016.
- The LIVE CD will be available upon the success of this kickstarter.
- We are aiming for a Winter release date in 2016 for album launch.
- (40 days)