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An album about growing up and learning who you can trust. Good friends, bad friends, and electric indie rock music!
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Hey there! It's Lucia! I have recorded my sophomore album, Best Friend Forever, and want to get it mastered and release it for all of you, with enamel pins (of me and my cat Penny!) and beautiful hand-painted cover art! I have a new band and a bigger sound... Let Me Into Your World and I'll Be Your Best Friend Forever!!

Hi! I'm Lucia Fasano. I'm a singer-songwriter who also acts (Portlandia, HBO's The Deuce, Hulu's Dollface), an improviser and stand-up comedian (UCB, All Jane Comedy Fest), and I write for comic books (Image, A Wave Blue World) and draw! 

I love making art so much-- if I didn't, I would truly have no creative outlet and would channel everything into something like miniature golf or collecting rare coins. 

Here's my latest single off my new album-- "Spend the Night" an ephemeral, emotional power-pop song about loving something and not wanting it to end. 

me (by joy newell)!
me (by joy newell)!

I released my debut solo album, Radio Silence, through Kickstarter the summer of 2016. Ah, what a time that was. Thanks to a lot of the people reading this, I was able to put out that album, go on tour with The Doubleclicks (of my label, Doubleclicks Records), sell my CD in record stores and streamed it on Spotify, make some adorable t-shirts, make new friends and fans, launch my Patreon, and move back to the glamorous and sweaty city of Los Angeles. In the midst of that I wrote and recorded a bunch of new songs, and now I'm back with a new album full of them!

Best Friend Forever is an album about all things friendship—the sunny sides and the sacrifices, our friends as family, our family as friends, and what happens when a friendship ends. Compared to my first album Radio Silence, this album has less mandolin and more rockin'. The album also features timely themes about the state of the world— what it's like to read about an international tragedy on twitter in the middle of the night, or being cat-called on the streets, or dealing with scene drama and other toxic catastrophes. What I'm saying is this is an album of our TIMES!

The album has been recorded, and it's just waiting for your help to be mastered and printed.

Listen to a track from the album by clicking here!!!

The incredible sound is co-produced by Jessica Boudreaux of Summer Cannibals, with additional production by Kasey Clark, it's an infectious and relatable indie pop-rock record (with a hint of folk!). 

I'm also debuting my new backing band, with Kasey Clark (of my former band Shady Characters) on drums, Kyle McCormick on bass, and Rick Wood on guitar!  With your funding, I can pay for the artists and recording I've done... and maybe we can get matching suits?  

THE ALBUM: "Best Friend Forever" is available in digital and physical CD form! And I'm happy to sign it for you! 

Album art by Jennifer Houston (@spcecadet)
Album art by Jennifer Houston (@spcecadet)

ENAMEL PIN: Check out this Best Friend Forever Exclusive Enamel Pin by Mel Stringer ( one of my fav instagram artists)! THIS IS ME AND MY CAT PENNY! It's a uni-kitty! A penny-corn! I love it SO MUCH! Let's match!

FRIENDSHIP BRACELET: I will make you a special friendship bracelet! BY HAND! This ain't no Claire's at the mall! 

Some friendship bracelets by Lucia!
Some friendship bracelets by Lucia!

LUCIA'S FIRST ALBUM: A signed copy of "Radio Silence" (2016) will be included in certain tiers! An indie folk-rock album with songs like "Radio Silence", "When my Eyes are Closed" and "Nerd Boy". 

DOODLES: I will draw you a one-page picture based on a few-words request from you, and dang, it'll be cute!  

Doodles By Me!
Doodles By Me!

I want to thank my campaign manager Laser Malena-Webber, my bandmates Kyle McCormick, Kasey Clark and Rick Wood, my artist extraordinaire Jennifer Houston, my mom and brothers, my producer Jessica Boudreaux, my Doubleclicks Records support Aubrey Turner, Larry Crane for taking me on for Radio Silence, my cousin Ali and bro JC for singing on "The Doom", Mel Stringer for rad pin art, all the people who broke my heart, my Radio Silence backers and Patreon patrons, and all my friends & famiglia! I cannot wait for you to get this album in your hands.  

Risks and challenges

Fortunately for all, the album is DONE! This Kickstarter will help get it to you all, but mastered all shiny and new, and with all the art and things that it needs. The merchandise has been priced out, and the project is ready to order and then ship. My campaign advisor, Laser of Laser Campaigns/Doubleclicks Records, who managed my last successful Kickstarter, has shipped many successful projects in the past and we feel confident in our ability to do this once again. I will be as transparent as possible regarding any shipping or manufacturing delays, and am thankful for your support!

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    Doodles and Oodles of Fun!

    You'll give me a few words of concept or prompt, or just let me go wild, and I'll draw something just for you! You will get the original image.

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    Full Length Original Song Just For You!

    You can tell me the subject or theme, and I'll write you a full song (2 minutes+), and send you the mp3 of me singing and playing it on guitar or ukulele. This can be your personal theme song (not for commercial use of course), a gift for a friend or family member, or something else!

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    Friendship Bracelet!

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