S undertakes series of cool choices, culminating in signing with Hardly Art and releasing new record in September called Cool Choices

S undertakes series of cool choices, culminating in signing with Hardly Art and releasing new record in September called Cool Choices

Cool Choice #1: Jenn Ghetto, who already had a totally kick-ass name and also co-fronted Carissa’s Wierd, has a solo project that is so awesome it goes by the cryptic-yet-effective moniker of S.

Cool Choice #2: S had been chugging along for a few years post-Carissa’s Wierd until in 2004 Jenn Ghetto decided to put her sweet, harmonic bedroom rock songwriting tendencies on hold (not a cool choice). The cool choice emerged in 2010 when Ghetto changed her mind and started playing and recording again.

Cool Choice #3: Instead of the usual insular approach that Ghetto had adopted for her three prior S records, she decided to rope in some band members and road-test her songs for what would become S’s fourth album.

Cool Choice #4: Seattle label Hardly Art heard one of these road tests and offered to release the album that S had written.

Cool Choice #5: Ghetto roped in Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie to record a bunch of songs with S at his studio in Seattle.

Cool Choice #6: Given the series of cool choices made to reach the finished product of S’s new record, they decided to call the album Cool Choices. Which in itself is a cool choice and will be available September 23 via Hardly Art.

Cool Choice #7: This is where you come in: check out the lead single “Vampires,” or catch S live at one of the dates listed below.

Cool Choices tracklist:

01. Losers
02. Like Gangbusters!
03. Vampires
04. (guitar solo)
05. White House
06. Brunch
07. Remember Love
08. Tell Me
09. Muffin
10. Balderdash
11. Pacific
12. Let the Light In

Tour dates:

10.10.14 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4-Go! Records
10.11.14 - Claremont, CA - KSPC at Claremont College
10.13.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
10.14.14 - San Louis Obispo, CA - Xroads
10.15.14 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
10.18.14 - Eugene, OR - The Boreal

• S: http://jennghetto.bandcamp.com
• Hardly Art: http://www.hardlyart.com

[Photo: Adrien Leavitt]

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