BEAUTIFUL CREATURES bassist Kenny Kweens recently spoke to South Mississippi's SunHerald.com about the group's already-completed sophomore album, tentatively due next year.
Toby Wright, who has worked with KORN, KISS, 3 DOORS DOWN and ALICE IN CHAINS among others, mixed the U.S. version of "Deuce", a CD two years in the making.
"It's a little heavier than our debut CD and different at times, too," Kweens said, "but it still has the same spirit, it still sounds like BEAUTIFUL CREATURES — two years, three producers and four studios later."
Warner Bros. Records signed the band in 2001, and they promptly earned a spot opening for KISS, did an HBO "Reverb" concert, played Ozzfest and spent a year on the Rolling Rock Tour before heading to Japan, which is where "Deuce" will be released first, on the JVC label.
"We expect to release in the U.S. early in 2005," Kweens said, "and we're also putting together a home DVD called 'Sometimes Pretty Ain't Pretty At All'," the title lifted from a lyric on the band's eponymous debut album.
"It'll show us in the studio, sound checks, interviews — a behind-the-scenes look at the band. And the title is appropriate. Trust me."
While BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is a full-time job, Kweens says he's also deeply involved in aspects of the band's productions beyond making the music they play. He and buddy Sean Reed are responsible for titles and designs — of the album, T-shirts and other merchandise.
"I recently had a quick cameo in the Disney Saturday morning cartoon 'Brandy & Mr. Whiskers', and I also have been searching for talent for Gene Simmons' record label, Simmons Records, and working with BCEG Management. So I keep busy. But now that (the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES album) is finished, I'd like to write a five-song EP and sing on it just for kicks."