Sometymes Why signs with Signature Sounds
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
– Sometymes Why, a side project band of members of Uncle Earl, The Mammals and Crooked Still, signed a record deal with Signature Sounds Records. A CD is slated to be released in February 2009.
"Three incredibly talented women," said label head Jim Olsen. "I love the vibe of the project. It reminds me of Kate and Anna McGarrigle and a little bit of The Roches with a modern edge."
"I don't think they look at it as side projects," he said. "They just like to do projects."
The group consists of Aiofe O'Donovan of Crooked Still, Ruth Ungar of The Mammals and Kristen Andreassen of Uncle Earl. They previously self-released an EP. About half of the album has been recorded at a studio in Hudson Valley, N.Y. Jose Ayerve of the band Spouse produced the disc. He produced the fist Winterpills disc.
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