The time: a little over a week ago.
“Huh? Wha? C’mon, Hilken, I’m still asleep. You want what? The Kimchee logo…but why? ”
That’s kinda what happened. Kimchee has been in slumber mode, not putting out any new music for well over a year, our last release being the Hilken Mancini and Chris Colbourn CD in late 2005. Yes, we had a couple swell 10th Anniversary parties a few months ago, but we’ve been unsure whether it was time to settle in for some eternal rest…or not.
Turns out not. Hilken had written a bunch of great new songs. She’d put together a new band made up of some of her pals she’s been playing with for a while, namely Mike Savage (drums) and Winston Braman (bass), as well as Emily Arkin on violin, to play these new songs. Thalia Zedek was borrowed to sing a cover by a certain well-known songsmith (think Zimmerman). Kimchee Records’ Andy Hong engineered and mixed the ten tracks to make them into an album. Jeff Lipton of Peerless mastered it.
Now Kimchee wants you to know about it.
Promotion will undoubtedly be a bit haphazard, due to the last-minute quality of this brand new association between Shepherdess and Kimchee. But we know this:
This Friday, May 18, there will be copies of the debut CD by Shepherdess available at what looks to be a marvelous show at the Plough & Stars (912 Mass Ave in Cambridge). Playing along with Shepherdess will be New Randy, Stephen Brodsky, Jeff Breeze and Clint Conley (that Mission of Burma guy). You might even call this a CD Release Show. Does that give the event more ooomph?
We here at Kimchee are really digging this album. It rocks rather ferociously, which is a very good thing. We expect the press and radio will get their hands on it soon. But you can beat them to it if you want by going to this show.
See you there, my lovely sheep!