We are here to help Bad Flamingo howl at the moon. The duo has made a wild impact on what indie music has to offer this year. Their new single “The House Is on Fire” is the perfect western tune to keep you satiated on a desert drive through the sweltering heat.
Who you ask? The masked ladies that bring the wild west back with style. A standout band that kicks ass and doesn’t take names. The release of their 2018 album, I Said a Prayer Twice for Both my Faces, is a captivating album that herds you with its cowboy vibes and banjo tunes. If you haven’t discovered them yet, well you must. And honestly, we are excited for more.
Naturally, the mysterious and disguised pair raised a few curious questions with us. Here’s what they had to say.
“The House is on Fire” is both catchy and original. The song seems to tell a story about a reckless amusement. What inspired your new single?
Bad decisions made while whistling. It’s our Elmore Leonard tune.
Alongside your western indie genre, what do you strive for when you write the story-like melodies within your songs?
We write a batch of melodies and go with the one we can remember. Tend to write our springy grooves during the day and the woozy ones in the wee hours.
Does your album title, I Said A Prayer Twice For Both My Faces, stem from your “Running from the Law” vibes, or is it a salute to your mysterious uniqueness?
I Said a Prayer Twice for Both My Faces is an acknowledgment that we have versions. Although, maybe we shouldn’t have limited ourselves to two.
With your first album released last year, do you plan on developing your sound with any new twists or do you have another well-rounded outlaw album planned?
This next album takes a darker spin. Music for dusk-driving in the desert. Headlights on high-beam. Lonesome-like.
What artists are you inspired by and what artists would you dream of collaborating with in the future (or past)?
Elvis and The Singing Cowboys.
You can’t go wrong with a banjo. Fact. What other instruments are you excited about developing into your music in the future?
Our thrift store instrument collection is piling up. We’ve been breaking out the theremin. We’ve also been playing with some medieval instruments. Tried the singing saw, had to give that one up. Sharp and all.
You have the tenacity to create a strong following. Do you guys see yourselves touring in the near future?
Right now, we’re in a cabin writing out our second and starting our third record. Hope to wander ‘round soon!
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“The House Is on Fire” release date: 12.12.19