Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 22, 2012.

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Will this album ever see the light of day? THE CHOICE IS YOURS. Support local music!

Only Beast strives to challenge traditional methods of creation and performance by focusing on the continuation and elaboration of various progressive rock styles.

Through our passion for artistic process, we are determined to produce music that will highlight our sincere proposal to foster (and actively participate in) a growing community of likeminded musicians and artists here in Houston (and also the world). 

Only Beast consists of three members: Danielle, John, and Pete. You may contact us personally here: onlybeasthouston@gmail.com

Currently, we do not possess the means to create the album that we would like to share with the world. With your help, however, you can make our lifelong dream come true. Funds will be utilized methodically and responsibly. Studio time isn't cheap, though, and there are a lot of moving parts involved. 

Ideally, this Kickstarter project would provide enough money to support a true album; the more money we raise, the more tracks we can record. However, recording with a sound engineer isn't the only step. That same sound engineer will mix the tracks appropriately, making sure that everything sounds professional. 

After that, the product must be packaged and distributed in a decent fashion. It is our belief that a solid set of well-produced tracks will give us a leg up in our musical career; we will be able to book more gigs by networking with promotors and other bands who have no idea how we currently sound. 

The absence of an Only Beast album is holding us back from achieving our current set of goals; please help us jump this hurdle! If you'd like to know more about us, please visit these sites:

https://www.facebook.com/OnlyBeast
http://www.youtube.com/onlybeasthouston


Sometimes people say things about Only Beast. Here are some of those things:

"Anti-matter in leprous hands. They will summon demons and use them as coffee tables to prop their feet on." 
- Stephan B. Wyatt

"An explosive mix of stripped-down, no nonsense punk, melodic rock, and blues. Their live performances are sure to melt your face off, make your ears bleed, and give your musical soul the nitrous-oxide high it was looking for." 
- Nathan Hudgins

"22nd century schizoids." 
- Clark Armstrong


We enjoy listening to:

Clutch, The Cure, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Kills, Deerhoof, Bjork, Blonde Redhead, Rainer Maria, Warpaint, David Bowie, The Dead Weather, Girl in a Coma, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Depeche Mode, Dave Brubeck, Flaming Lips, Mingus, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, The Animals, The Avengers, The Doors, Queen.

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    A donation of five dollars will set you up with a lovely 5" by 5" digital painting. Hang it above your bed and think of us ... [You may decide for yourself what the content of this piece will be, but the artist requests that you adhere to these following guidelines: Images that glorify violence against people/animals are prohibited (violence against monsters/robots, etc. are just fine). Hate speech or images that would further marginalize any oppressed group will not be tolerated. The artist asks that you please respect individuals of all races, genders, and sexualities. This also includes ableism, ageism, etc. The artist retains the right to reject any ideas that she may find objectionable.] This will also qualify you for a vigorous high five!

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    A ten dollar donation earns you a picture of a band member (or members) doing something silly! You may choose the subject/s of the photograph, and if you live in the area, you may choose to be in the picture as well. Obviously, nudity is not on the table; can't you come up with something more original than that? Also, we will reject any requests that are overtly offensive (keep it fun, y'all).

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    Your fifteen dollar pledge shall not go unrewarded! We propose to you a 10" x 10" digital painting. It is a bigger painting than the kiddos spending $5, I'll tell you that much. Twice as big, in fact! ALSO YOU WILL GET TWO HIGH FIVES INSTEAD OF ONE [Please adhere to the guidelines as stated in the $5 reward section.]

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    Twenty dollars is nothing to scoff at; that kind of a donation deserves something special. How about an original 20 - 30 second personalized theme song? THAT is pretty fun. We'll probably have to record it with someone's phone and email the video to you, though. Now, that may seem pretty low-tech, but c'mon. We're trying to put out an album for the ridiculously low amount of eight hundred dollars, so ... you know. Gotta keep that overhead under control.

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    Thirty dollars?! That's a lot of guacamole! We have no choice but to hand over a free copy of the final product; some fresh-squeezed Only Beast is just what you need to start your day off right.

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    Seriously? Wow. We don't even know what to say! A donation of fifty dollars is something very special. How would you like your very own custom Only Beast shirt? We can do that, you know ...

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    iaerfjoiawegoiergiarwigaowejfoiawjfoi a hundred dollars?! FOR REAL?! Shucks, what could we possibly offer a high roller such as yourself? For starters, we'll include your name among those we thank on the inside booklet of the album. We will also totally hang out with you! We'll probably shoot some pool or something. Bowling? A picnic? Maybe adult beverages, if that is your thing. Your call, champ! It's on us. Recipients of this prize must be located in Houston, TX, and must be willing to convene in a public location somewhere in the Montrose/Heights area.

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