The story of My Bubba & Mi
“It just happened that way. Then we became friends and My Bubba & Mi.” is the answer to the question how three girls from Denmark, Sweden and Iceland became roommates in an apartment in Copenhagen. Sometimes life’s that simple.
My Bubba & Mi is a special female trio that reeled us in with their intrigueing mix of folk, expert fingerpicking and vocal harmonies so warm they’ll melt the biggest glacier. They themselves are far more down-to-earth.
“lullabies from the countryside”, is what the ladies call it.
The latter might be a more accurate description, as the trio headed to the sunny, wide fields of southern Italy to record their debut. The story goes as follows. An Italian bar-owner was cycling through the city of Copenhagen on holiday. He was taken in by hypnotising sounds seeping through the window of a small bar nearby. Overpowered by his curiosity the man entered and saw My, Bubba and Mia performing for a small audience. A fan was born. The man invited the ladies to come to Italy to perform their music. “All right”, the threesome said and they left. A second invitation followed soon afterwards, this time to record a CD. “Agreed”, the answer was yet again and they packed their bags. Yes, that’s how simple life can be.
‘How it’s done in Italy’ is the mesmerizing debut of My Bubba & Mi and furthermore the first Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck release from an international artist. The album will be released on March 8th on CD and vinyl. The 1,500 covers are – believe it or not – hand-made by the bandmembers themselves. Each cover is a unique piece of art.
Here’s what Bubba has to say about it:
“It all started when we adopted some 10″ vinyl covers. We found them, and saved them from being thrown away. They are old, from the 40′s & 50′s, all are different, with old commercials on them from old radio stations, notes from their former owners and they smell good. This was before artist made their own artwork, their tunes were just wrapped in brown paper with stamps from the distributor.We then made stamps with our own name and songs and some striped paper became a part of the outfit.
The CD packaging is based on the same idea, some brown paper, folded, glued, sometimes stapled with our stamps on it. It sounds simple but it took a month or more, day and night to make. Many people were involved, friends and uncles and friends of uncles.All are different, some are crooked, none are straight. And that is how it’s done in Italy, hand made by My Bubba & Mi.”
Making 1.500 covers by hand is the kind of crazy we can appreciate, but still makes you wonder when regret kicks in.
“The idea is as stupid as making hand made spaghetti for a party with thousand people. But it’s nice, when people take their time to do things by themselves. Following the process from beginning to end. Spoiling it with love and time. Things like that are rare to find now a days where most things are downloadable.”
True that. These girls know what’s what, that’s for sure.