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The Indie-Folk-Rockapotamus-Americana-Bluegrass sound of Lion & Company wants to share their passion for music in a full studio album.
The Indie-Folk-Rockapotamus-Americana-Bluegrass sound of Lion & Company wants to share their passion for music in a full studio album.
87 backers pledged $5,665 to help bring this project to life.

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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
EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT FOR $50 DONORS
EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT FOR $50 DONORS

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

Through the years.
Through the years.

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.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    LION & COMPANY ALBUM & DONOR CREDIT

    You'll receive a downloadable copy of the fully recorded album that you're helping fund TWO WEEKS before its release. Get hyped. Plus you'll receive donor credit with your name printed on the inside of all physical copies. Plus our eternal love, that's...pretty cool, right?

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    AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE CD

    What's that? An exclusive LIVE CD only available here? That's right. You'll receive a downloadable copy of a previously unreleased LIVE show CD.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet

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    SING ON THE RECORD

    Yup. You read that right. We want to bring you in on the action and let those lovely pipes of yours be forever recorded. Not a trained singer? Don't worry, all are welcome. Don't live around Atlanta? No sweat, just record yourself and email it our way. We will be sending out all details with this pledge reward following the Kickstater.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet
    + Exclusive Lion & Company LIVE CD

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    EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT

    Shield your nakedness in style with our custom art on a T-shirt. This shirt will NOT be offered at future shows or online. It's only available for this Kickstarter. See the design below - comes in Gold on Navy, and Navy on Gold.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet
    + Exclusive Lion & Company LIVE CD
    + Opportunity to sing on the album

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    1 TICKET TO AWESOMETOWN PLEASE

    You'll receive a ticket to our Album Release show (in the Atlanta, GA), which will include other friends/bands for your listening pleasure. Plus we'll even sign the stub for it after the show - it might even be worth garbage one day. You'll be responsible for transportation to the show.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet
    + Exclusive Lion & Company LIVE CD
    + Opportunity to sing on the album
    + Lion & Company Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt

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    2 TICKETS TO AWESOMETOWN PLEASE

    You'll receive 2 tickets to our Album Release show (in the Atlanta, GA), which will include other friends/bands for your listening pleasure. Plus we'll even sign the stub for it after the show - it might even be worth garbage one day. You'll be responsible for transportation to the show.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet
    + Exclusive Lion & Company LIVE CD
    + Opportunity to sing on the album
    + Lion & Company Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt

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    A POSTER FOR A KING

    What's that you say? You love custom art? We got you covered. Receive a hand printed poster of the promotional artwork used for the Album Release show, which will be custom designed by the band. Heck, we'll even sign it with a personal note addressed to you.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet
    + Exclusive Lion & Company LIVE CD
    + Opportunity to sing on the album
    + Lion & Company Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt
    + 2 Tickets to the Album Release Show in Atlanta, GA (transportation not included).

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    THE POWER OF OUR SONGWRITING

    We will write and perform a song written solely for you at the Album Release show. You can request anything, a cover of an old favorite? Done. A song about an antelope named Charlie who has the power to create oranges with his mind? Done. We'll create any song and play it LIVE for an entire audience to hear. You can even join in if you play or sing. We'll also record this song using our home equipment so that you can jam to "Charlie's Oranges" anywhere, anytime.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet
    + Exclusive Lion & Company LIVE CD
    + Opportunity to sing on the album
    + Lion & Company Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt
    + 2 Tickets to the Album Release Show in Atlanta, GA (transportation not included)
    + Signed poster of Album Release Show promotional art

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    MARGARITAS WITH THE COMPANY (21 years+)

    We're generally hilarious people to be around, I assure you. So you're going to want to jump at the opportunity to hang out with the coolest gentlemen in the galaxy over a refreshing margarita. We'll even cover the bar tab. Afterwards you're welcome to join us during a band practice, where dogs are welcome and you're welcome to help us work on a new song, or maybe just jam on some old favorites.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet
    + Exclusive Lion & Company LIVE CD
    + Opportunity to sing on the album
    + Lion & Company Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt
    + 2 Tickets to the Album Release Show in Atlanta, GA (transportation not included)
    + Signed poster of Album Release Show promotional art
    + Personal song recorded and played live

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    PRIVATE ACOUSTIC SHOW (within 250 miles of Atlanta, GA)

    That's right, a show. All for you, baby. We'll even let you choose the setlist, even covers we haven't learned yet. Must be within 250 miles of the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.

    + Lion & Company Album
    + Donor Credit on the physical CD booklet
    + Exclusive Lion & Company LIVE CD
    + Opportunity to sing on the album
    + Lion & Company Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt
    + 2 Tickets to the Album Release Show in Atlanta, GA (transportation not included)
    + Signed poster of Album Release Show promotional art
    + Personal song recorded and played live

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Funding period

- (40 days)