As they ready their new album, here’s the Texan’s to tell us all about it
We started our group in the summer of 2008 in Dallas, Texas having known each other through all of our other groups (Polyphonic Spree, Young Heart Attack, Slick 57, Rose County Fair, Hi-Fi Drowning). We both had songs that we felt needed to be played but no band to use as an outlet. Three months later, we entered the recording studio and recorded an EP which ended up being half of our first album We Are The O’s (2009 Idol Records) produced by Jeff Halbert (Nick Cave, St. Vincent).
We have since toured relentlessly all across the US, UK, Europe, and even jaunted to Hawaii, hi-fiving friends and fans alike; just trying to keep ourselves out on the road and creating new music for good people. In 2011, we recorded our second album with the Grammy award winning Stuart Sikes. Entitled Between The Two, we played every instrument on the album like before and had Stuart man the helm. It was liberating and exciting and brought us further than we had been before.
We hit the road again jumping back and forth across the great ponds, made music videos, bought and broke vans, bought and broke gear, ate poorly, ate well, had fun and not so much fun, met amazing people, learned a lot about life, forgot a lot of things, slept a little, bought and wore out hundreds of pairs of pants and shirts, resoled our cowboy boots countless times, played with incredible artists, performed on TV shows, talk shows, radio shows, festivals, clubs, bars, restaurants, several different countries and continents, swam in clear water, dredged through the gulf, and other countless, endless adventures to name. We did this all as we have always, to make good music for good people.
Our third album, Thunderdog, was released in July of 2013. We recorded the majority of the album, at the recommendation of our great producer, Chris “Frenchie” Smith, in Tornillo, TX at the legendary Sonic Ranch Studio. It’s a magical studio where we could stay on site, eat on site, and record without distractions. We finished up the album at The Bubble in Austin, TX and took to the road yet again…