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LAist Interview: The Knux

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Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio collectively known as The Knux drop their debut album today.

I was first introduced to The Knux on a late Monday night back in June 2007. Instead of staying at home and resting up for the next work day, I decided to take Interscope up on their invitation to check out the latest addition to their roster perform at the Viper Room. That was a brilliant decision. As I said in my review of their show, "the hours of shut eye lost were worth the chance to have my eyes open to something new and fresh from a genre of music that has been putting me to sleep."

More than a year later the blood brothers from New Orleans, Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio are ready to open the eyes of a whole lot of people with their debut albumRemind Me in 3 Days which hits shelves today. Krispy and Al, who can been seen on Carson Daly tonight and at the House of Blues with Q-Tip and Pacific Division on November 15th, took time out from their busy schedule to catch up with LAist.

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The Knux - "Cappuccino"

How are you guys feeling about the release of the album? Excited, nervous?
Krispy: It feels good, I'm not nervous though. We been around for so long, we're past being nervous. It's more like "Finally!" It's definitely more like a big sigh of relief.

Following Hurricane Katrina you guys headed out to Houston but you were unhappy there and eventually moved out here to LA. What was it about Houston that made you so unhappy?
Al: We couldn't get too creative there. It wasn't necessarily Houston. It was what was going on with us. There were a lot of other things going on that just so happened to go down during the whole aftermath of Katrina. On the business side of our game, we were still on point. We had just signed publishing deal with Matthew Knowles just before Katrina. Lots of great things were happening for us but the creativity just wasn't there.

Krispy: We felt like we were on the run, we weren't in a place to be creative.