Chicago-area band Michigan City Vandals are trying to raise $75,000 off the sales of their new album, “Our Own Little Slice of Hell,” which they released independently, to fund a house through Habitat for Humanity. “We made another album, and we wondered ‘What do we do?’” says the band’s bassist and vocalist, Julee Laurent. Instead of trying to shop the album to labels, the band went to work with Habitat for Humanity in Arizona where they built nine houses in four and a half days. “We worked right with the family that was going to live in the house and we made friends with them. It was such a beautiful thing,” Laurent says. “We thought instead of taking the money and making ourselves a big U2 rock band, we would take the money from the album and build a house to help change a life.” The band has a long way to go, but Laurent didn’t expect an overnight success. “We have about $71,500 to go—but we’re making a dent,” Laurent says. The band plays next June 22 at the Double Door.