Monday Night Residency with A House For Lions

The Echo & Creative Allies Present

Monday Night Residency with A House For Lions

Olin And The Moon, The Steelwells, Cassorla

Mon, February 4, 2013

8:30 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

This event is 21 and over

A House for Lions
A House for Lions
"The modern rock genre is in serious need of some fresh new faces. Enter A House For Lions." --L.A. Times

"L.A.'s A House for Lions showed off a robust rock sound at Rusty's on Wednesday, adding garage ferocity to the softer, '90s-influenced alt-rock of debut EP 'I Want Us to Be Remembered'. --Billboard.com

“Purveyors of gorgeous anthemic rock” –-Kevin Bronson, BuzzBands.LA

Daniel Norman, singer/songwriter of A House for Lions, was a music lover who never intended to become a musician. But while hitchhiking through Germany, a melody and a few words popped into his head and never left: “we'll write a book worth reading!” - the first line of what would become the first song Daniel ever wrote and A House for Lions' statement of purpose, “Let Back”. In that moment, he realized it might be possible to get off of the fence and create a project of his own; at least, it would be fun to try. Daniel had played guitar since he was a kid, but had no experience playing in a band. So he'd have to get better, (“we'll pass the test, no cheating!”) but he'd also need to seek out kindred spirits to flesh-out the sound of his bare bones experiments.

In early 2010 he found just that in an unlikely group of strangers. Adding guitarist and designer Mike Nissen, bass player Eric McCann and drummer Joe Luisi, A House for Lions has developed a sound that according to The Deli Magazine “manages to blend the sleeker side of angsty 90s rock with the laid-back instrumentation and heart-string pulling melodies you might expect from an alt-country band”.

Within six months, the band had recorded their first EP I Want Us To Be Remembered, with LA producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives) and were off and running. From there the band garnered rave reviews from the LA Times and Billboard.com, made impressive debuts at CMJ and SXSW and established themselves as one of Los Angeles' most promising young bands.

A House For Lions recently completed work on their debut full-length album with Grammy Award-winning producer Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple, Elliot Smith) after completing an innovative DIY crowdfunding campaign to fund the making of the album. By successfully bypassing the traditional crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, et al) and building their campaign from scratch, they've impressed the indie music world at large and attracted flattering press including an interview on NPR, articles from Digital Music News, Hypebot and many others.

Not content to rest on any laurels, these brothers-in-arms remain dedicated to creating and sustaining a distinct vision in an uncertain musical landscape. “To all the new beginnings/to all the screws unspinning!”
Olin And The Moon
Olin And The Moon
Olin and the Moon has accomplished a difficult task in the music realm, straddling two worlds successfully. The world of the indie scene and the alt-country scene, a combination that can be

seen in the varying faces of their audience. The roots of this five-piece outfit started in Sun Valley, Idaho. The town possesses a thick history of being the go-to place for artists since the 1930’s. It is in this art-rich country haven backdrop, that brothers David (lead vocals, guitar) and (guitarist) Travis LaBrel met (drummer) Marshall Vore and began their own creative journey down the road of sound. In 2005, feeling the limitations and entrapments of small town life, the road led them to Los Angeles and the meeting of members Brian McGinnis (Banjo/Pedal Steel) and (Bass) Kyle Vicioso. Together, Olin and The Moon have created a unique sound that mixes alt-country with roots rock and youthful folky lyrics.
Cassorla
Cassorla
overheard somewhere:
With a lot of artists it's easy to nail a clever one liner on the head, like a "so-and-so meets so-and-so." Which is certainly not a bad thing; working within a familiar sound is an art all its own. But it's not so often you stumble upon something compelling that doesn't fall so neatly into that sort of classification. Sure, you might want to draw comparisons to someone like the Dirty Projectors, but Cassorla's whimsical songwriting, backed by skilled and thoughtful musicianship, is distinctly unique. The songs seem to effortlessly wind between hooks, bouncing drums, and sharp, accented guitar licks, while the poetic lyrics walk a line between weighty reflections and satire. Did I mention they're all really f'ing good at their instruments..........
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026