I’m pretty excited about Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the long-gestating project from masterminds Ben Weinman and Brent Hinds. It seemed for years like the band would never happen – member changes, scheduling nightmares, etc etc – but tomorrow, their new album Broken Lines is dropping via Ben’s Party Smasher Inc.
It’s funny to me that people describe GTO as a “supergroup,” because this really feels different. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, it was super common for jazz artists to shuffle together different lineups for albums, and the byproduct wasn’t so much a “supergroup” as it was a collection of different personalities playing off one another.
William DuVall and Ben talked about the process of putting the band together and making Broken Lines with Loudwire. Check out the extensive interview below: