Last week, I passed along a new, unreleased track to Steve Wildsmith of The Weekend section of Maryville, Tennessee’s The Daily Times. He debuted the song (titled “All of Me All of You”) on his blog, accompanying a lovely little article that also made it into the September 3rd edition of The Daily Times Weekend. It’s mostly a good little run down of what’s going on with the Kirby-Collins-Driscoll-Jae-Hill project (Pocket Strength?).
Click to download the tracks:
I’ve been working on this project, playing music with Katie Collins and Megan Driscoll. I’m glad to announce that Rachel Jae and Dane Hill are also involved and likely someone else soon, as well. However, our weekly assembly from August 3rd knocked us momentarily back to just we three for the night, as Dane and Rachel were out of town, filming a movie. We worked on only a handful of things, including the performance of a new song, completed only the night before. Keep in mind that these recordings are rough. Levels are not perfect. You can read descriptions of the surviving takes below.
“Family Affairs” – This is one I have been playing live for a while now. I’ve never been that great at nailing the chorus, vocally, and I did a piss poor job here. Plus my mic volume was too high and I was trying something different on the guitar than what I usually did at that part in the song. Each distracting. If you can suffer that, it’s all worth it for the gritty breakdown at the end.
“Single Politician” – This is a song I started several months ago and finished the night before this session. The girls picked it up really fast and the beat was just a straight and constant punch stolen from something else. Nothing fancy. Just a fun song. I posted these two different versions (of about eight) because they each have opposite strengths and weaknesses. On the first one, the vocals are better, but the lyrics have some mistakes and the omnichord and flute are not as present as they should be. On the second one, the vocals are a tad too loud and not always so tonal, but lyrically correct. The omnichord and flute are crisper. Take your pick.
“Untitled as Yet” – Another take of our new collaborative classic. This version is a bit grittier and clunky at times.
Recorded on August 4th, 2010
Katie Collins – omnichord, ukulele
Megan Driscoll – flute, omnichord, vocals
Arrison Kirby – guitar, beats, vocals