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Operation Aloha: An Experiment in Rock 'n' Roll

Photo: Christopher Wray-McCann
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Several months ago, rock 'n' roll photographer, Christopher Wray-McCann, had an idea. What would happen if he got some of his musician friends to drop their cell phones, their laptops, and their lives and hole up in Maui in tree houses for a month to record an album? Taking all the equipment they could carry, various members of Maroon 5, Gomez, Phantom Planet and a few other bands agreed and descended upon their new jungle home. Fourteen members of what was now known as, Operation Aloha, created a light, breezy tropical album, which was created captured the spirit of Hawaii without the usual constraints of songwriting and recording.

The record release party for Operation Aloha will be held this Tuesday at the Troubadour. They haven't exactly practiced, yet, but it should still be great fun to watch. It's the one and only time that the band will be playing a show together, so you should catch them while you can! All Spots to Black front man, Fil Krohnengold, was kind enough to talk to us about what Operation Aloha was like on Sunday. Here is some of what was said.