The Greyboy Allstars Release New Album ‘Como De Allstars’
Formed in the mid-1990s, GBA features guitarist Elgin Park, multi-instrumentalist Karl Denson, keyboardist Robert Walter, bassist Chris Stillwell and drummer Aaron Redfield. The quintet recorded the nine-track Como De Allstars over the course of just three days.
“We thought we’d spend five days at Studio 64 (recording studio in L.A.), then do another five at my home studio… and then we just got it done!” Park told KNKX about the process. The gap between LPs was more a case of scheduling than anything else. “Since Inland Emperor, we would try to start making a record, and we had a few false starts,” Park added. “After we realized we weren’t getting done what we wanted to do, we finally decided to get a space, write some tunes, and stay there for… what ended up being three days.”
The Greyboy Allstars planned to release the album at a time when they could support it with a tour. However, like many other acts, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic the band to rethink their plans. “I felt like we shouldn’t wait to release the music since there aren’t going to be any shows for a while,” Robert Walter explained to JamBase. “The music has an uplifting and fun feeling to it and we thought it could provide some nice relief during this stressful summer.”
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