Review Fix: How did your childhood play a role in your decision to devote your life to music?
Dusty Bo: We all became musicians at very early ages. Growing up around musical instruments and a wide spread of different influences it was only a matter of time until we each decided to move to L.A. To pursue a career in music.
Review Fix: How has your sound evolved over the years?
Bo: After spending countless hours in the studio writing we really learned a lot about our style of writing. We have definitely grown as songwriters and now have learned that simplicity is key. Our older material was hands down, destroy your eardrums rock-n-roll. Now while strongly maintaining that rock-n-roll factor and intensity we have a large variety of songs that can reach a larger scale audience.
Review Fix: How special is it to be able to work together?
Bo: It’s great. We are a family that not only works well together to achieve the goals we are trying to reach but we have the time of our lives while doing it.
Review Fix: What makes the latest album special?
Bo: This was our first time really going on a hiatus to give full attention and energy to the writing/recording process. The album has a “Voodoo Metal” concept/theme that was sparked from our very own Clay Davies (lead guitar/primary songwriter/Producer). So it was fun to dig into that for the song writing journey. We co-wrote a few songs with Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Airbourne, Skillet) and another tune with Jason Charles Miller. This was also the first time we had tracked an album “LIVE” so we did a week of full day pre-production rehearsals at SwingHouse Studios in Los Angeles. Then we began the recording process at the legendary Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA for the drums and bass then to the legendary NRG studios in North Hollywood, CA for the guitars with the legendary Ross Hogarth engineering our album. Lots of legendary shit to make an already special album have those extra special sprinkles on top!
Review Fix: How is it album different from the band’s other work?
Bo: More variety, more simplicity and just more all around growth. We also usually do everything on our own. This was the first time we worked with other people to write or record with.
Review Fix: What’s the standout song on the album? How was it written?
Bo: Wildflower. Clay came up with the old fashion blues intro and a couple verse/chorus options. Out of all the songs, it took the least amount of time to write and is arguably the best representation of the band that we have ever put into just one track.
Review Fix: How is the band’s sound different live?
Bo: It’s LOUDER!!!
Review Fix: What’s next?
Bo: Well were starting to reach out to some people at venues locally and regionally to get back in the groove. As of now, the plan is to release a single every month. We will soon start shooting music videos for several of these singles and then once summer/fall comes around we will be back on the road!