Tell me all about the new album you’re working on.
This will be our fifth full LP. We have been working on it for over a year now. We recorded everything in Oklahoma City in our own recording facilities. We just released a single, What Is It To Be and hope to release the full thing this summer. We have been experimenting more with instrumentation.
Generally, how do you begin composing your songs? Is it a similar process each time?
Chris stars with an idea. Everyone else’s parts generally evolve from there.
What inspires you and how do you maintain that inspiration?
There are several artists near and far that inspire us. We find inspiration in bands everyone has listened to for years, and bands we play with locally. Pilar also brings a lot of European influences being from Spain. Maintaining that inspiration is another story altogether.
What does the future hold for The Electric Primadonnas?
We have been looking forward to FreePress since last year. After it, we plan to push the new album. Chris has been working on his solo project since he moved, Modern Pantheist. Other than that its an open book for us.
Who are you looking forward to watching perform at Summer Fest 2012?
Everyone has a band they are itching to see. Pili is looking forward to Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah and Primus. The Flaming Lips is always a fun one being from OKC. Michael Melvin (bass) recently discovered Sundress. Snoop Dogg is by far the top favorite. Plan on seeing a circle with The Electric Primadonnas, Snoop Dogg, and Willie Nelson with a cloud above our heads!
See The Electric Primadonnas perform live at Summerfest