You might remember that KYMM’s 2009 debut, Loomings, was picked by Red Eye Chicago as the #1 Chicago album of 2009 (and a Top 10 album overall), and praised by Jim DeRogatis and the Chicago Reader, among many others.
Well, the good news is that the band is hard at work on album #2, and they’re aiming for a late Fall 2011 release! More news on this front soon!
In more immediate news, the band is extremely excited to have been invited to play WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp festival at the end of month! They’ll join such luminaries as Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Richard Buckner, Handsome Furs and Jaill as part of the 5-day festival. KYMM plays on Saturday, July 30th at the Bay View Brew Haus at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue (on the same bill as Jaill!). You can find more info on the Radio Summer Camp fest here.
Finally, if you haven’t seen it already (or even if you have!), you should check out KYMM’s lead singer, Jim Hanke, providing backing vocals for They Might Be Giants’ recent AV Club Undercover performance of “Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba. It’s an awesome performance by everyone involved, but if you ask me Jim (the guy in glasses and a black and blue t-shirt) has the best moves in the room.
Anyway, I hope you can make it out to see KYMM at the end of the month, and if you’re interested in checking out the band’s debut, Loomings, let me know. We’ll also be in touch before long about copies of the new album! If you have any questions, just
drop me a line!
[Disclaimer: Kid, You'll Move Mountains are friends of mine that I'm doing some PR and management work for on the side. As I've mentioned here before, I only do work like this for artists I truly like and believe in (n.b., I'm a lawyer and don't have time to waste on artists I don't like), so while you should definitely be aware of the connection, it really doesn't affect my editorial judgment (such as it is) on this blog.]