ALO Sounds Like This on 2LP + MP3 Coupon
With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, Sounds Like This sees ALO operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop ‘n' roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient songcraft and deliriously danceable grooves.
The California-based band’s fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain. Invigorated by an unstructured approach to the studio process, ALO have accessed new avenues of resourcefulness, resulting in a truly distinctive collection of songs that adroitly captures all the glorious ingenuity and adventure of the band’s legendary live sets.
In April of 2011, ALO convened at San Francisco’s Mission Bells studio with no plans other than to make some music together. With studio owner/longtime collaborator David Simon-Baker assisting behind the board, the band opted to take the same improvisational tack towards recording as they do on stage. Any distinctions between pre-production and real recording would be shed, allowing for ALO’s instinctive spontaneity to make it to track.
ALO let their imagination run free, both musically and lyrically, resulting in such larger-than-life highlights as the Old West flight of fancy, “Cowboys and Chorus Girls,” the self-explanatory glitterball workout, “Room For Bloomin” and at the heart of the album, the raucous reverie for days past, “Blew Out The Walls." Where prior albums featured songs penned individually and then arranged by the band, this time out, ALO were determined that their collective spirit inform every groove.
ALO Sounds Like This Track Listing:
1. Dead Still Dance
2. Blew Out the Walls
3. Falling Dominoes
4. Speed of Dreams
5. Storms and Hurricanes
1. Cowboys and Chorus Girls
2. Bark of a Tree
3. Combat Zone
4. Room for Bloomin'
5. Reviews (From Here to Zed)