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ALO / Bio

ALO is not a band that dwells in the past. They are always striving to discover new ideas. Always looking for new adventures. Their latest adventure, Man of the World, finds the Cali collective flexing their creative powers to craft their finest album yet. Recorded almost entirely live, the 11-song collection is the sound of four players who have truly found their groove together.
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Man of the World was engineered by Dave Simon-Baker and produced by Jack Johnson. The singer/songwriter was a natural fit for ALO. "It felt like he joined the band for the album," drummer Dave Brogan admits. “If he thought he could add something to a track, he was willing to go for it. And we were more than happy to let him."
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For the recording, the quartet packed their bags and headed to the North Shore of Oahu, HI. "It was everything we hoped for," bassist Steve Adams acknowledges. "It was a fresh environment, a great change-up from our normal routine."
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As they usually do, ALO shared songwriting and vocal duties. Though the band came to the studio with lots of ideas and parts, everything got scrambled as soon as they were together. "There was a real workshop vibe," guitarist Lebo affirms. "Arrangements were being torn apart and put back together in ways nobody could have imagined."
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The band has traditionally built their songs up track by track, but they abandoned that approach this time for a more live effort. "A great performance meant that everybody got it right at the same time,” explains keyboardist Zach Gill. “I've always felt that you can hear the difference in recordings made this way. You actually get to hear the sound of people in a room making something together."
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Songs that sprang out of the band's new recording approach span the sonic spectrum in classic ALO fashion. Collectively, the songs of Man of the World reveal the story of four friends taking a personal journey together. It is the sound of a band living, creating, loving and growing.

General Info

Band Members
Steve Adams, David Brogan, Zach Gill, Dan Lebowitz
Artist Name
ALO
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/alomusic
Genres
Rock / Indie

Contact Info

Location
San Francisco, CA
Manager
Jenna Lebowitz
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