LABELS: 4AD, Play It Again Sam, Rykodisc, Rough Trade
RELEASE DATE: 1998
WORDS FROM KRISTIN:
- "I played myself into oblivion. You know, as much as I didn't turn this session into a "Session," capital 'S', by
asking all my friends to play, I played about ten times as much I should have, just because my band wasn't there. I was making
up for lack of bass and drums. And so the mix for me was peeling away the layers. Just erasing and erasing and erasing and
re-recording so that something played on piano could be played on guitar or backing vocals so it didn't sound like there were
so many people in the room. 'Cause then it sounds like you sing these songs and they're theoretically, you know, naked, but
then you got all these friends in the room with you. So what are you saying? So I was just peeling away, peeling away, erasing
and erasing and erasing, and then the song was there. And all this time, all it wanted was to be left alone. It just was like
the whole recording session was a total waste of time. I should have just sat in a room, played the songs and kept all the
- "Well here I am bitching about my band, puking about my band breaking up, and yet, you know, because
I felt like someone took my paint away and handed me a pencil. And yet people can see what you're drawing when you use a pencil.
You know, all these years I've been trying to impress them with my bright, loud splashes of color, and they just kind of looked
at it and said, "Well, that's not a picture." But, when I play by myself, they get it, as depressing as that is to me, because
I like having my friends around."