Hey Sound Fix readers, we worked with a great free lance writer on this special. To be frank, “special” does not come close to accurately portraying the young band in this article. Hear out what Lola has to say about Lions On the Moon and their upcoming album. You don’t want to sleep through the rise of this promising group – trust us on this one:
In case you were worried about the future of Rock & Roll, fear no more… Lions On The Moon are here to continue the legacy with a giant ‘roar,’ and you can buy their forthcoming debut self-titled album, Lions On The Moon, in exactly one week on October 13.
Not even all in high school, the band of boys between the ages 12 to 15 have already been embraced by audiences at The Capitol Theatre, Brooklyn Bowl, B.B. King’s, Mountain Jam, Gathering of the Vibes, and more—sharing stages with the likes of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Col. Bruce Hampton’s Aquarium Rescue Unit, Eric McFadden, Bill Kreutzmann, Nikki Glaspie, Dumpstaphunk, and Fishbone.
These kids are impressive, to say the least.
You may recognize the band’s lead guitarist, 12-year old guitar phenomenon Brandon Niederauer, aka “Taz,” from his jaw-dropping performances with bands in the funk and jam scene like Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Soulive, The Revivalists, The Main Squeeze, Gary Clark Jr., George Clinton & P Funk, or from festivals like Jam Cruise and Bear Creek. You’ll even see him at the end of the year performing a lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new play, School of Rock the Musical, which opens to the public in December 2015.
The legendary Terry Manning (Led Zeppelin, Otis Redding, Lenny Kravitz) produced the record, which features 14 original songs. Recorded in the summer of 2014 at the historic Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT, Lions On The Moon will be available through digital outlets on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015.
Check out the official music video for “Guitarmageddon,” the first song the Lions ever recorded and the first song on the album.