After a 2 year journey of ups and downs, Seattle underground favorites Nu Era release an 11 track piece, their first since 2013’s Sink Or Swim, full of spacey beats and the tongue twisting flows they are known for.
How did you choose the title of your project?
We went through a lot while making this album. A lot of good times and a lot of tragedies. It felt like a movie. This 2 year movie of ours is called “Armadilla Lexus”. We started Our stress reliever. Our “woo saw”.
Can you explain the story behind your artwork and who is the designer?
We have never put our faces on any of our albums or singles. So we started playing around with illustrations of ourselves. Finally, Chima one day started drawing each member and the illustrations turned out pretty good. Andrew Savoie (being a graphic designer) designed the rest of the album artwork from there.
How long have you been working on this project?
We’ve been working on this project for about 2 years. We wrote a bunch of songs and then marinated on them for a while and didnt know what we wanted to do with them. We were first going to release a short EP about a year ago, but then started making more music and decided to put out a full length album.
Where was it recorded?
Most of the vocal recordings were recorded at Blaine Davis‘s house and some were recorded at the Purple Door Studio by Seth McDonald (Seth From Above of All Star Opera) & Justin Hare (Justo of The Physics).
Who are the producers?
Andrew Savoie produced the entire album with some help from guitarists Saba Samakar and Zeke Wakefield.
Who was featured?
When we started writing new music, we had some people in mind that not only we were fans of but could also mesh well with our sound. Featured on this album is Seattle residents Ra Scion, Thaddeus David, DoNormaal, and Los Angeles emcee Blu.
What was your favorite track?
Andrew Savoie “Rose Garden” & “BLK FLWRS”
Blaine Davis “Rose Garden”
Turtle T “Rose Garden” & “FND”
Chima “BLK FLWRS”
Who would you like to thank for helping with this project?
Andrew Savoie: I’d like to thank Seth McDonald, Saba Samakar, Zeke Wakefield, and most of all, Justin Hare. I’d like to thank everyone that has been supporting Nu Era and has been pushing us to keep making music and taking it more seriously. I’d also like to thank ReignCity for Seattle Weekly and the entire Seattle music scene for showing love.