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    Ludo creams The Rock

    Whether you’ve heard them singing about whipped cream or demanding that you love them dead, they’ve likely made an impression.

    “”They”” are Andrew Volpe, Tim Ferrell, Tim Convy and Matt Palermo — together called Ludo — and they took on Tucson last night at The Rock.

    The band, named after a character in “”Labyrinth,”” featuring David Bowie, was formed in 2003 after lead singer Volpe and guitarist Ferrell met while at different schools in the Midwest. The rest is history.  

    Ludo’s new album Prepare the Preparations dropped Sept. 7, and hit single “”Whipped Cream”” has been gracing local stations ever since. “” Several hundred dollars worth of whipped cream bought them a memorable music video.

    “”I don’t think we’ll ever spend any money on (whipped cream) again”” said Convy. Whipped cream aside, the band is proud of their sophomore release on Island Records.

    “”I think we’re just more confident in what we do and more comfortable about being Ludo, and that comes through in the songs,”” Convy said.  

    Their dead, skeletal structure and all-encompassing creepiness fetish — much like that of Winona Ryder’s character in “”Beetle Juice”” — comes across through the record.

    “”The record deals with being a human being and everything that comes with that, from love, good things, bad things and all that sort of stuff. There are creepy songs on the record, there are dark songs on the record, there are happy songs on the record. It’s sort of all over the place.””  

    “”We say that describing music is like trying to draw a picture of what spaghetti tastes like — it’s not an easy thing to do,”” Convy said.

    Learn more about Prepare the Preparations at www.ludorock.com.

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