Singer-songwriter Aaron Ross and multi-instrumentalist Spencer Seim (Hella, The Advantage, Byre) have been friends and mutual admirers of each other’s music since their teens in the late 90s. Aaron joined Spencer’s band Hella for their 2007 album There’s No 666 in Outer Space, and they continued playing together as two-piece SoloS.
Hot off the heels of making their debut studio album, 2012’s Beast of Both Worlds, SoloS went straight back to the garage and recorded this 6-song “demo.” With no direction except a keyboard and drums, what came out of the sessions was an entirely new SoloS. Each song was recorded live with Aaron on keys and Spencer on drums. Once the arrangements were laid to tape, longtime friend and collaborator Jeff Schmidt stepped in to add sprinkles of effected guitar and punchy baritone.
Those recordings have never seen the light of day, until now. Los Angeles label, Dowd Records, is releasing SoloS on the 17th of April. First single is “Unsolved Mysteries” and it has us thirsty for more.