Judging by their first single - Wish Upon a Dog Star - Perry Farrell's new band is very promising. Later you learn that he has paired with Nuno Bettencourt (ex-Extreme) and this musical partnership not only defined sound but crystalized the band.
The debut album - Ultra Payloaded (to be released on May 29th) - features a host of guests participating in the recording. That includes The Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea and John Frusciante, UK production duo/beat-makers Hybrid, New Order/ Joy Division bassist Peter Hook, down tempo pioneers Thievery Corporation, Porno for Pyros' guitarist Peter DiStefano, Black Eyed Pea's Fergie, film composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Chronicles of Narnia, Kingdom of Heaven), and a 30-piece orchestra.
According the Perry's own words "Our album, 'Ultra-Payloaded,' is a story expressed through music. The story centers around a group of people known as the Solutionists. They're a brain trust of artists, musicians, technology cats and fashionistas that plan these wonderful underground parties. They become experts at the art of public display. All the songs on the record tie into the story line, but here are some excerpts that go along with each song."
Stay tuned for more...
+ MySpace website
+ Wish Upon a Dog Star (1st single)