Ready to drop a new EP on Aug. 16, we caught up with King Corduroy to talk about the new project produced by Jimbo Hart, who is best known as the bassist in Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit. That new EP is Avalon Ave., recorded near Hart’s stomping grounds at Muscle Shoals’ FAME Recording Studios, which indeed sits on Avalon Ave. Hart said of the project:
“It was so easy and the music just sort of let itself happen. We had a few pre-production hangs to work out parts and whatnot but most of the musical magic came from King and his bandmates. The man has a hell of a band behind him. Most of my duty was to wrangle all or as much of that as possible and capture it as live as possible. For the FAME sessions, there were either 12 or 14 musicians playing live at the same time. That meant that John Gifford had to really be creative and work hard to get us all going into the machine at the same time. We literally used every room in the building that we could. It was incredible. Most of the tracks are live performances and I feel like it really shows. His vocal approach, for instance, is best caught in the throws of everyone around him, and I think we managed to accomplish that.”
Hart went on to say, “I’m just over the moon about the whole thing and I hope it catches some ears. ”
This collection of five songs marks Corduroy’s fourth release, and we hope it catches your ears when it drops on the 16th. So without further ado, here are 5 Questions with King Corduroy!