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If you were in any way, shape or form cool during the aught’s decade then you probably at least one (preferably all) of Pete Yorn’s decade-spanning trilogy of “day-part” albums: 2001’s musicforthemorningafter, 2003’s Day I Forgot and 2006’s Nightcrawler. I saw him play back then on a 30 Rock soundstage for a TV taping and even though it was a silly setting and audience, he still knocked it out of the park.
The Jersey-native singer-songwriter occupied an interesting niche in the post-millennial rock vacuum, coming along auspiciously just as we were killing off the last of the rap-metal infestation that had so plagued this great nation from 1998-2002. If you didn’t have any of his albums, you’ve probably heard his stuff on this or that soundtrack or from the out-of-left-field duet project with Scarlett Johansson (not a typo) in 2009.
The good news is that Pete Yorn is back and has a new band consisting of himself and West Coast rocker J.D. King. Together, they call themselves The Olms, which means baby dragons or something awesome. Their eponymous album came out four days ago and already two or three of the songs are stuck in my head. For more on how the two got together and their unique recording process, please check out this interview at LAist, which is calling the album “the perfect summer soundtrack”.
JD King, who is also something of a photographer and filmmaker, has already cut a pair of videos for the new tracks, which appear below.
Here’s album-opener On The Line:
and also Wanna Feel It:
Check out The Olms on Amazon