My male lead in the script is a musician. His grandmother was a famous producer in the music industry and the male lead's parents were a part of the wonderful world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll in the 70s. His father was a great musician, but he hit legendary status when he died.
With music being so vital to the film, both in story and character, it was a necessity to find the perfect type of music. And unfortunately, when I started writing, I had no idea what musicians would suffice.
When I asked Miles Michaud if I could listen to some of his music, I had no idea what to expect. I burned a copy of some tracks he gave me and listened to it on my way home from work. Needless to say, that cd is still being played to and from work. His band is Allah Las.
Their music is raw, their lyrics have depth, and their voice is unique. I'm looking in their direction to create songs specifically for the film, and also to perform in it as well.
For your viewing pleasure, please find two songs that I can't stop playing. They're fun, energetic, and have nothing to do with the visuals I've chosen to display.
Click on the title of this post to go to their myspace page with updated concerts, videos and songs. Also, Miles Michaud has a radio show called Reverberation on KXLU 88.9 Los Angeles on Wednesday mornings. Be sure to check it out.