"These guys are into creating glam-influenced anthems. It's no easy task, but they do it quite well."
-The Bay Bridged
In the Winter of 2008, on a windy mountain road in eastern Washington, two friends discovered a common love of beat poetry, existential philosophy, and Woodstock era songwriting. Their musical connection was palpable even then, though they did not know how it would eventually manifest.
Four years later, Josh Martin and Marcus Bowers reconnected at a restaurant in the North Beach district of San Francisco, ordered fried noodles, and decided to make high-energy, electronic, glam/pop. Their mission was simple, create the most epic music on the planet that grooved with a primitive, sexy, passion. It wasn't until they met drummer Alex Hersler and bassist Hunter Wiley a few months later that their true destiny became clear, world domination of course.
The music of We Will Be Lions has been compared to that of Portugal. The Man, Talking Heads, and Wolf Parade. Their debut EP, You Will Be Heroes, was released in March of 2013. They are preparing to release their first full length album in May of 2014. They have opened for New Zealand rock stars Six60 at The Hotel Utah and Oklahoma's Deerpeople at Cafe Du Nord. They have headlined numerous shows at small venues and house parties and rocked a five month residency at The Monarch club.
"The San Francisco based quartet channeled a hypothetical marriage of David Byrne and Tears for Fears, their glampop polished to a high sheen...much to my delight We Will Be lions, exuded the sinuous energy of David Bowie hosting a bisexual ménage a trois beneath a disco ball."
"We Will Be Lions have a bright future with plenty of material to come."
released 07 May 2013
Cover photo by Monica Lek
Recorded/mixed by Ian Pellicci @ Tiny Telephone, SF
Mastered by Jason Ward @ Chicago Mastering Service
All songs written/performed by We Will Be Lions
© We Will Be Lions 2013
We had an awesome time rocking out at The Night Light! Such an awesome energy in the crowd. Thank y’all for getting groovy with us. Your energy is our food! Congrats to Steel Cranes on their awesome release, Ouroboros, which is streaming on The Bay Bridged! Can’t wait to bring our flavor back to Oakland soon! Photo credit: Russ Wright. www.russwright.net
Awesome show at El Rio last Saturday. Thanks to everybody who came out! Y’all are rad. The Saturday sound guy, Frank, is the man. Mucho appreciation to Great American Cities and Nonagon for putting on some killer sets. Check out a clip of our performance of Sunflower at the show.
Awesome show at Cafe Du Nord this past Tuesday. Loved playing with Dig the Kid and Deerpeople. Class acts. Rad crowd, rad turn out. You all rock. Check out a write up of the show in sfweekly!
We’ve got some new shirts available! Graphic designed by R Black and printed by our friend Ryder Jackson Hornbeck. Get these limited edition prints before while their hot. Or stop by our show at Cafe Du Nord on July 30th and pick one up for yourself!