Published Apr 01, 2008Since proving a good band is easy to kill in 2004, weve heard little from the now-defunct Beulah. The sunny Elephant 6 pop outfit said if their last album Yoko did not achieve gold status, they would split - and thats exactly what they did when the record failed to reach that sought-after 500,000-copy mark. But while the members of San Francisco-based Beulah proved to be men of their word with the breakup, they never said they couldnt embark on solo careers a path former vocalist Miles Kurosky recently confirmed he would be taking.
In an interview with the blog Its Hard to Find a Friend , Kurosky said hes finally wrapped up recording his first solo album. "Its hard for me to believe, but I think I might actually be finished, he said. "I just need to get it mastered. If I dont stop recording, I fear this may go on forever.
Kurosky also went on to say that the album is a departure from the old Beulah sound, but at the same time, hell "never be able to escape [sounding like] Beulah. And although the yet-to-be-named record is a solo affair, his former band-mates made contributions to the project. "Almost all the Beulahs showed up for an hour or two, he said. "Even Swannie [multi-instrumentalist and co-founder Bill Swan] came in a month ago to listen to the mixes and give his two cents. Im happy to say that his opinion actually added up to two cents, and I feel richer for it.
At this point, Kurosky is unsure of a definite release date, or if he would tour in support of the record. Last summer the songwriter had two kidney surgeries, but he said if his health improves, touring is a definite possibility.