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Maroon 5 + Gomez + Phantom Planet = Operation Aloha

Posted by: Steve Henderson (05/04/09)
Members of Maroon 5, Gomez, and Phantom Planet have joined to form Operation Aloha. Details are in the replies.
      
 
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11:46 AM on 05/04/09
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MEMBERS OF MAROON 5, PHANTOM PLANET AND GOMEZ TEAM UP FOR OPERATION ALOHA

SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT MAY 12

The 14 musicians who make up OPERATION ALOHA had an amazing opportunity. With a month of free time in between tours, recording and the general chaos of their schedules, each musician flew to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, to live in a strange compound of tree houses with friends whom they respect and share common interests with. Captivated by the magnificence of the island, members of Maroon 5, Gomez and Phantom Planet, among others, decided to plug in some instruments and see what happens. The end result is a collection of songs that captures the tranquility, freedom and spirit of Hawaii. Their self-released and self-titled debut is set to be released on May 12.

Allowing themselves to step away from their usual roles and be inspired by bohemian living and a no-constraints approach to songwriting and recording, OPERATION ALOHA experiments with a love of blues inspired rock and Hawaiian folk music, to create a clever collection of songs that draws from the fantasy of escape.

From the charming swagger of "Failure" to the emotional depth of "Phone Booth," to the slack key coloring of "Ika Pono," and the organic harmonies on "Elephant Pharmacy," OPERATION ALOHA is a stunning album of naturalistic pop and a uniquely conceptual work from a group of talented musicians.

The thirty days of living and playing were documented by acclaimed photographer, Christopher Wray-McCann and can be viewed HERE:

Ian Ball of Gomez/Operation Aloha Performing "Failure"

Operation Aloha Musicians:
Dajon Everett (Gomez)
Ian Ball (Gomez)
James Valentine (Maroon 5)
Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5)
Olly Peacock (Gomez)
Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet)
Christopher Wray-McCann (Photographer)
Charles Danek
Fil Krohnengold (All Spots To Black)
Mathew Chaney
Maureen Wray-McCann
Nadav Kahn (Kahn Brothers)
Saam Gabbay
Will Nash
11:48 AM on 05/04/09
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14 musicians? i can't even find a drummer.
11:48 AM on 05/04/09
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hmmm interesting.
11:51 AM on 05/04/09
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That is a lot of people. I will check this out.
11:54 AM on 05/04/09
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I thought Phantom Planet had reunited. Got excited :(
11:58 AM on 05/04/09
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I thought Phantom Planet had reunited. Got excited :(
Yeah I thought so too...

this sounds interesting though, I wonder what it'll sound like
12:02 PM on 05/04/09
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They don't sound too bad. It's really mellow but I dig it.
12:12 PM on 05/04/09
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Intriguing...
12:13 PM on 05/04/09
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I'm really liking this.
12:16 PM on 05/04/09
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I like it.
12:19 PM on 05/04/09
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New trend in music:

Make random fucking super groups.
12:25 PM on 05/04/09
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New trend in music:

Make random fucking super groups.
seriously, this is like the 4th one in the past year.
12:34 PM on 05/04/09
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This actually really good. i dig it.

Is this going to be an Independent release or is a label doing it?
12:44 PM on 05/04/09
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Very cool. I'm down with anything Ian & Dajon are a part of...
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