Kimon Kirk | Songs for Society

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Songs for Society

by Kimon Kirk

"...the songs brim with melody and hearken to an age when rock n' roll, country, jazz and r&b weren't quite so far apart."
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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1. Awkward Conversation
Kimon KIrk
3:23 album only
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2. Cowboy Coffee
Kimon KIrk
4:04 album only
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3. Put Me Out of Your Misery
Kimon KIrk
2:53 album only
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4. Not Where I'm At
Kimon KIrk
4:54 album only
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5. Someone to Love
Kimon KIrk
3:25 album only
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6. Damnedest Thing
Kimon KIrk
4:37 album only
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7. Can of Corn
Kimon KIrk
3:20 album only
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8. Road to No Regret
Kimon KIrk
3:02 album only
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9. Meet Me at No Special Place (And I'll Be There at No Particular Time)
Kimon KIrk
3:07 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Songwriter, singer, and bassist Kimon Kirk’s first full-length album, Songs For Society, was released on September 8th, 2011. Over the last several years Kimon has played the bass and provided harmony vocals for such artists as Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Phillips, Amy Correia, and Ramona Silver, and was an original member of Session Americana, winners of a 2005 Boston Music Award. Songs For Society was recorded in Kirk’s old and new hometowns of Boston and Los Angeles and was mixed by noted producer Paul Q. Kolderie and his cohorts at Camp Street Studios. The album is something of a pop-music throwback, touching on themes that range from the old west to 40′s jazz, while remaining a rock n’ roll effort at heart. It includes songs written with former 'Til Tuesday frontwoman Mann (the Nick Lowe-inspired “Not Where I’m At”), and David Champagne and Jim Fitting, both of whom founded the seminal Boston band Treat Her Right. Mann, Champagne, and Fitting all make guest appearances on the album, whose core band consists of Kirk on bass and vocals, keyboard wizard Jamie Edwards, from Mann’s band, on everything from piano to mellotron, young six-string phenom Lyle Brewer, of Sarah Borges and Ryan Mountbleau’s bands, on lead guitar, and Mann’s longtime drummer and Boston studio legend John Sands, who provides the album’s swinging backbeat and drive. The record’s performances brim with melody, musicality and style and hearken to an era when pop music encompassed myriad genres – an age when rock n’ roll, country, jazz, and r&b weren’t quite so far apart.

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John DeAngelis

"Songs For Society" Is A Real Treat!
After issuing a very promising 5-song EP in 2009, Kimon Kirk has completed his first full-length album, and it's a wonderful, delightfully varied affair featuring Kimon's warm, expressive vocals and impressive, original compositions that invite scrutiny while avoiding cliché. "Awkward Conversation" juxtaposes a portrait of a struggling relationship with an off-beat rhythm and an extremely catchy and joyful chorus; "Cowboy Coffee" has a country twang and an easygoing, loping backbeat; "Put Me Out Of Your Misery" and "Someone To Love" are infectious mid-tempo rockers; "Can Of Corn" is pure rockabilly-flavored fun; "Not Where I'm At" (co-written with Aimee Mann) is achingly beautiful; "Damndest Thing" is a dreamy waltz with atmospheric touches; the piano-based "Road To No Regret" leaves me pleasantly dumfounded, as if I just finished watching some deliciously mysterious indie film; and the relaxed, jazzy cover of "Meet Me At No Special Place (And I'll Be There At No Particular Time)" is a real treat.
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