Paulie B (george, The Beautiful Girls) and myself have been working on a bunch of songs since 2016. We work well together and have been on a real journey creating this album – we’re so close to finishing now!
We just finished another track last week, and we are putting the final touches on the rest of the album. It’s a real fun time at the moment – I’ve got my full froth happening. You go through all sorts of feels while making albums. The initial excitement, to absolutely hating it and wanting to start again, then you crack a few codes gain some momentum. We’re putting the final sprinkles on it now.
Playing music outdoors in summer on a cruisey afternoon is always a highlight for me and we had many of those moments over the past few months. It’s my perfect setting and I feel lucky to do it. It can be challenging to keep the energy high on the road. I feel like the crowds are changing a little – you see so many phones out there these days. We spend a lot of time creating a performance set with ups and downs, ebb and flow, though it’s much harder to keep the focus these days. We all get distracted so easily and immediately check our phones if there’s a down or slow moment. I see it during gigs nowadays and I wonder why you’d pay to see a band and spend half the show looking at your small screen.
I like spending time with friends. Hiking. Eating and cooking. Beach time. Darts too, and watering the grass in my undies.
Khruangbin, Carry On by Willy Mason, Bahamas
My first and only job (other than music) was at Target. It was at the end of high school and I worked in the CD section. I didn’t like the Top 40 CD’s they sold so I used to bring in my own CD collection to play through the store. One day I even brought my own recordings in and played them. Someone asked who the artist was, I sheepishly said it was me and gave them the demo CD. I think that disc might have been the first ever Bobby Alu music to get out there.
Releasing this new album – should be ready to release into the world in about three months time.
Always home cooked food of any kind, and always home!