Karla Schickele, bass player, singer and sometime songwriter of Ida and founder of indie-faves Beekeeper has recorded a side project she's named k. Don't call it a solo project. Though Karla wrote and arranged all but one of New Problems' dreamy ballads and Velvet Underground-ish slow hurricanes, (there's a Mamas & Papas cover on here) there were generous and talented friends around adding to the musical spark. Tara Jane O'Neil (Retsin, Rodan) recorded many of the album's tracks, also playing drums on a few songs as well, while Cynthia Nelson (Retsin, Ruby Falls) played some lead guitar. Rose Thomson (Babe the Blue Ox) and Ida bandmates Dan Littleton, Liz Mitchell and Ida Pearle's assignments ranged from noise and sounds to more structured duties on piano, vocals, violin and guitar.
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