When the Olms guested on the series One Mic/One Take, they stripped their track “Someone Else’s Girl” down to its bare essence. Gone are the drums, piano and other instruments from the original studio recording; the band leaves only two guitars, an acoustic bass and Pete Yorn’s plaintive vocals.
As the band plays, the song is captured on a single microphone (once used by Sinatra himself) in one of the historic recording studios in Hollywood’s Capitol Records Tower. The result is warm and unvarnished, evoking the minimalist folk-rock spirit of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
“We performed it live in one take using one supremely vintage microphone,” Yorn tells Rolling Stone. “I really love the way that ‘Someone Else’s Girl’ comes together in this stripped-down arrangement, although I’m a sucker for upright bass and classical guitar.”
The video follows two recent releases by the Olms, their studio debut and their iTunes Festival: London 2013 live EP. The band already has a good deal of their follow-up recorded and have a few live dates lined up for December.