(antiMusic) Scars on Broadway (Daron and John from System of a Down) will make thier official live-performance debut at this year's Coachella Festival and are mixing their debut album with an eye towards a late July release.
Here is what the press release had to say:Scars on Broadway is the long-awaited collaborative effort between guitarist-frontman Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, both best known for their work in the multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning band, System of a Down. With Malakian sitting in the producer's chair, the two have been in the studio since last September recording their self-titled debut expected to be released in late July. More than two-dozen songs were recorded and some twelve-to-fourteen tracks will make the final album. Currently, the album is in the final stages of mixing.
Many of the Scars on Broadway songs had their genesis years ago. "I like to let my songs marinate over time, that helps determine which ones speak to me the loudest," explained Malakian. Malakian, who penned or co-penned SOAD classics such as "Aerials," "Chop Suey!," "Hypnotize," and "B.Y.O.B.", wrote the Scars songs mostly on keyboards and a drum machine.
Coachella Festival info: The band is set to perform on Saturday, April 26 in the Mojave Tent at 5:30PM.