S is the side project of Jenn Ghetto of Carissa’s Wierd (which also included Mat Brooke and Ben Bridle, who went on to form Band of Horses, then Grand Archives for Brooke). S is also personal pop, a diary entry, and a letter you write but never send. S’s first album, Sadstyle, was recorded between 1997 and 1999; then in 2004/2005, she gave us Puking and Crying; now, we have I’m Not as Good at It as You. It’s on a four track (and sometimes an eight, too) in her Seattle bedroom where she records her music, and the result is lo-fi, poignant, and obscure. You’ve gotta dig deep to find a prize like this… and when you find it, even those with the coldest of hearts are going to get choked up over some of these songs.
By: Amanda Chatel
“Not a Problem” from I’m Not as Good at It as You: