"We all own the Yeti and love it for 'demo'ing' out songs and it is an integral part of our songwriting process! It couldn't be easier to use (we use it with Logic) and the sound quality goes way beyond what you would expect from a USB mic."
"We're having an awesome time recording with the Dragonfly. As a pair of drum overheads it gives us a wonderfully detailed stereo image and the rotating capsule makes it easy to get the perfect position. If only all mics were that maneuverable! Since they handle transients so well, everything sounds crisp but without sacrificing fullness or warmth. This makes it our top choice for shakers and anything that needs to effortlessly cut through the mix. On guitar amps it stands on it's own but also blends in well with other mics while adding a unique presence. The Dragonfly adds a ton of character to our tracks and we're much happier for it!"
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA
New Album: I Want Us To Be Remembered
Release Date: March 1st, 2011
Single: Come On Let's Go
Produced By: Raymond Richards
Record Label: Self-Released
"Come into our world and get comfortable."
It's hard to believe that I Want Us To Be Remembered is A House For Lions' first release. The band's debut EP is the kind of indie folk rock that can make even the coldest heart melt.
Daniel Norman, now songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist of A House For Lions, moved to Los Angeles four years ago to pursue the Tinseltown dream that is all too familiar. Finding acting less artistically satisfying than he'd hoped, Daniel spent some time in Berlin with friends to escape the LA scene and clear his head. While walking through a park, the melody for the first track on the record, "Let Back," stuck in his head and it never left. That is when the first inkling of A House For Lions was born. The song is about wanting to build something of consequence while facing an uncertain future and though that's how most great dreams start, the future for A House For Lions now looks bright. summer of 2009, Norman had begun writing his first songs and began to seek out kindred spirits to flesh out the sound of his bare-bones experiments. In March 2010 he found guitarist Mike Nissen, who in turn introduced his friend Eric McCann to the project, adding upright bass and keys. They clicked instantly. They developed a sound informed by Daniel's roots in North Carolina and the progressive sounds of Los Angeles and the indie rock scene, fusing an art-rock sensibility with elements of alt-country. While the music has been influenced by the classics and new essentials Radiohead, Beatles, Broken Social Scene, and The Shins, their sound is entirely their own. They could easily hold their own alongside bands like Band of Horses, Dawes, and Fleet Foxes.
Once solidified, A House For Lions started playing in local indie rock venues and within six months had recorded their first EP with LA indie producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives). The EP features instruments as eclectic as the Marxophone and pedal steel guitar alongside the basic rock standards. They had also attracted the attention of producer Garret "Jacknife" Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, Weezer), who invited them to open for his project Tired Pony (featuring Gary Lightbody and Peter Buck) at the prestigious El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Since then, A House For Lions has been gathering swift momentum. The band plans to nationally release their debut EP I Want Us To Be Remembered on March 1, 2011 and will be booking shows in and outside of Los Angeles throughout 2011.