This album was written and recorded over the course of approximately two and a half years.
Its production began in the spring of 2008, when a trip to Amsterdam sparked the motivation to move forward on an album title I had decided on some months earlier. This is why I stole the letters K, G, W, S, and T from the house of our gracious host, whose name also begins the record, but that came later.
I started writing songs that spring, and come October, I was ready to demo them. And demo them I did, in a hotel in St. Louis on my honeymoon/at a wedding (long story).
During said honeymoon/long story, we stayed at a charming B&B in southern Illinois which was a) awesome, b) acoustically unique and interesting and c) available for takeover by loud, finicky, and amiable rock musicians at a reasonable rate. The three A's of customer service, as it were.
So I spent some more time writing, did some more demos, picked up a new drummer/producer, and went back EXACTLY one year later with Matt, Thayer, and Ryan to record the basic tracks you hear here.
We took it back to NYC where we did overdubs and one last song (Track 5, which was recorded live in one take in Matt's bedroom).
Now we're releasing it. The first "real" (?) Klccncx Girl Wonder album in almost if not exactly a decade is here.
released 08 March 2011
Matt LeMay, Thayer McClanahan, Graham Smith, Ryan Smith
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