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The Olms Strip Down ‘Someone Else’s Girl’ – Premiere

Pete Yorn borrows Sinatra’s mic for spare take

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.

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“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.

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