Chicago, IL -- This past weekend, DJBooth.net was in attendance at Chicago’s Abbey Pub (thanks to our good friends at
) to watch musical astronauts
Squeak E. Clean
—known to the masses as
—perform on their currently-running promotional tour.
Known by Booth-goers for their
,” the duo are currently pushing their debut album,
, a project that took nearly half a decade to complete.
Prior to performing for the sold-out crowd at The Abbey Pub, the duo took a minute to chop it up with DJBooth.net and dispel a few out-of-this-world misconceptions about the recording and preparation of their new album:
DJ Z: The promo photos [for the album] that you shot in full NASA gear—were they taken in Montana?
Squeak E. Clean: Nope. That was really on the moon.
DJ Z: Sure…
Squeak E. Clean: No, really. Most of the album was recorded at the International Space Station.
DJ Z: Those studio sessions had to cost a fortune…
Squeak E. Clean: Yeah, it wasn’t that much. Since NASA is an associate of our whole deal, we get access whenever we want.
With a tremendous amount of talent and plenty of personality, Clean (born Sam Spiegel) and Zegon (born Ze Gonzales), who met in Sao Paulo, Brazil, through a mutual love of rare Brazilian funk and soul records, create a far-out (pun fully intended) experience worth catching live and in color (actually, many many colors).
Spirit of the Apollo
, currently available for purchase, received 4 out of a possible 5 “spins” from DJBooth.net. The album features appearances by
Ol’ Dirty Bastard