We started our group in the summer of 2008 after a show we played with another group that we bother played in. Having known each other through all of our other groups(Polyphonic Spree, Young Heart Attack, Slick 57, Rose County Fair, Hi Fi Drowning, etc), it was an easy upstart and it took no time at all jumping in head first. We both had songs that we felt needed to played but no band to use as an outlet. Thus, we formed The O’s and 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 (Released 2009 Idol Records).
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 decided to play every instrument on the album and had Stuart man the helm. It was liberating and excited and brought us further than we had been before.
We released that album and 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.
And into the future we go when we record our third studio album to be released in early 2013. We decided to record the majority of the new album, at the recommendation of our great producer, Chris “Frenchie” Smith, in Tornillo, TX at the legendary Sonic Ranch Studio. Its a state of the art, top notch studio where we could stay on site, eat on site, and record without distractions while making it. (Other than the delicious Sonic Ranch Salsa de Roja that lead to many debates on whether or not anything would taste good without it afterwords…) We are finishing up the album at The Bubble in Austin, TX and look forward to getting it out the door and into everyone’s hands!
See you folks on the other side and we look forward to the ride.