Recently, I had one of those rare experiences where Jason Bentley plays a song and I go running down the hallway to find out who it was. Something seemed familiar about the track but I couldn’t place it. Come to find out it’s a band called The Olms, a project from Pete Yorn and J.D. King.
I’m quite familiar with Pete – his 2001 debut “Musicforthemorningafter” was my favorite album that year and it is one of my defining moments in falling in love with KCRW, as I had just moved to LA and that’s where I discovered him. He’s put out a bunch of great albums since, as well as a collaboration with Scarlett Johansson, so I was intrigued.
There’s not a lot of information about the group or the album, aside from the fact that it will be out in 2013, but we do have a taste of the music to offer.
It’s got a very SoCal pop vibe to it. It grabs you instantly. It’s called “Wanna Feel It“.
Some of the other tracks are a bit more breezy and jangly but they’re all really good. Can’t wait until we can share more with you!