S, the project of former Carissa's Wierd member Jenn Ghetto, has a new album on the way. Cool Choices was produced by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, and the debut single, "Vampires," is a jangly, upbeat, yet melancholy little tune.
Ghetto officially quit music in 2004, but then released I'm Not As Good At It As You in 2010, and started working on this album in 2012.
"At the start of 2012, in the middle of a break-up, I started writing this record," Ghetto explains in her self-written official press release for Cool Choices. "As with the others, the songs all started in my bedroom, but I convinced my metal drummer friend Zach McNulty to help me flesh them out (you guys, he uses a lot of restraint), along with my longtime friends Betsy Olson (bass) and Carrie Murphy (guitar) because I knew they were talented, I liked being around them, and they both had cars."
She tapped Walla, who had worked with Carissa's Weird, to help put the album together. She says, "as he was setting up my guitar amp combo and pulling gadgets off the shelves and microphones out of boxes he said to me, 'This is how you make a Van Halen record.' And then we made Cool Choices. I feel pretty good about it and I hope you think it is okay."
Cool Choices is out September 23 on Hardly Art.