Members of Gomez, Phantom Planet and Maroon 5 have teamed up to form a group entitled Operation Aloha, with plans to release their debut album on May 12.
Dajon Everett, Ian Ball and Olly Peacock of Gomez, James Valentine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 and Sam Farrar of Phantom Planet joined forces with eight other musicians, and decamped to the Hawaiian island of Maui to record their self-titled debut which was inspired by the “tranquility, freedom and spirit of Hawaii”.
The 14 musicians lived in tree houses during their stay on the island, which lasted 30 days.
The full list of musicians is:
Dajon Everett (Gomez)
Ian Ball (Gomez)
James Valentine (Maroon 5)
Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5)
Olly Peacock (Gomez)
Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet)
Christopher Wray-McCann (Photographer)
Fil Krohnengold (All Spots To Black)
Nadav Kahn (Kahn Brothers)