credible band out of three (guess which one) isn’t exactly good odds, but what
the heck… By the way, maybe they should have researched that band name just a
bit more before deciding on it, considering its already-extant connotations and
By Blurt Staff
The 14 musicians who make up OPERATION ALOHA had
an amazing opportunity. With a month of free time in between tours, recording
and the general chaos of their schedules, each musician flew to the beautiful
island of Maui, Hawaii to live in a strange compound of tree houses with
friends whom they respect and share common interests with. Captivated by the
magnificence of the island, members of Maroon 5, Gomez and Phantom Planet,
among others, decided to plug in some instruments and see what happens. The end
result is a collection of songs that captures the tranquility, freedom and
spirit of Hawaii.
Their self-released and self-titled debut will be released on May 12th.
Allowing themselves to step away from their usual roles and be inspired by bohemian
living and a no-constraints approach to songwriting and recording, OPERATION
ALOHA experiments with a love of blues inspired rock and Hawaiian folk music,
to create a clever collection of songs that draws from the fantasy of escape.
From the charming swagger of “Failure” to the emotional depth of
“Phone Booth,” to the slack key coloring of “Ika Pono” and
the organic harmonies on “Elephant Pharmacy,” OPERATION ALOHA is a stunning album of naturalistic pop and a uniquely conceptual work from a
group of talented musicians.
Operation Aloha Musicians:
Dajon Everett (Gomez)
Ian Ball (Gomez)
James Valentine (Maroon 5)
Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5)
Olly Peacock (Gomez)
Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet)
Christopher Wray-McCann (Photographer)
Fil Krohnengold (All Spots To Black)
Nadav Kahn (Kahn Brothers)