Genre-defying alt-rock duo Warbly Jets are set to release their new album MONSTERHOUSE this November, and ahead of the release, the pair of Los Angeles-based musicians have unveiled a making-of documentary chronicling the production of the LP.
MONSTERHOUSE is Warbly Jets’ second full-length studio album, following their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut released back in 2017.
Conjuring tracks that would fit right at home in the Madchester scene of the late 80s and early 90s, for this record, the band pulls no punches. With MONSTERHOUSE, Warbly Jets assemble an expansive assortment of influences that come together in a collision of hooks, grooves, and songwriting across each single and album track.
Thematically the album examines the crossroads where humanity and technology meet, and grapples with all the questions and doubts that arise from living in our current age of digital information.
Here’s what Warbly Jets’ Samuel Shea and Julien O’Neil about the documentary:
Why did you want to document this?
Samuel: We love being in the studio writing and recording. We enjoy the process that goes into making a record as much as the final product itself. We wanted to share that side of what we do with our fans and listeners.
Julien: We knew this album was going to be a big undertaking and a turning point in direction stylistically. It felt really important to not leave everyone in the dark and bring people along for the experience.
Watching it back, how does it feel to watch yourselves putting the album together?
Samuel: It’s always a strange feeling for me looking back at any older version of us. We learned a lot during the process of making MONSTERHOUSE. Its nostalgic to watch it all back.
Julien: It’s great to see how it evolved from the early days to the end. A LOT morphed in the process of writing and recording. From album title and concept to all the songs being finalized in the moment. Knowing where this album landed in hindsight, it feels really special to watch many of those original moments happening in real time.
How do you think the documentary will add to a fan’s experience of the album once it’s released?
Samuel: I’ve always enjoyed getting any insight into the process of how a record I love was made. The idea was to be able to offer our fans that same exciting feeling of giving a behind the scenes look into how we do what we do. I hope that it’s a special experience for our supporters.
Julien: We’re pulling back the curtain for the first time. We’ve always been very vague about our process and haven’t really allowed any cameras to follow us behind the scenes before this documentary. We wanted to give people an insight to how we do what we do, what it takes to do what we do and how seriously, or not, we approach making music. It’s a companion piece to an album that took every inch and resource we had to make possible.
Watch the “Making of MONSTERHOUSE” below
MONSTERHOUSE is set for release on November 12, 2021
Pre-order the album here