The Olms

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The Olms
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Background information
Genres Indie pop, folk rock
Years active 2011 (2011)– present
Labels Harvest Records[1]
Members Pete Yorn
J.D. King

The Olms is a two-member musical group made up of singer-songwriter Pete Yorn and J.D. King.[2] Their debut self-titled album debuted at #4 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers.[3]


Yorn and King originally met through Linda Ramone, a mutual friend and widow of Johnny Ramone.[1] The two later toured together and then decided to perform a song together after Yorn listened to some of the songs that King had written[1] and the two bounced song ideas off one another.[4] In 2011, they created their first track together in 20 minutes, which later became the single "Twice As Nice", included on their debut album.[5]

The band's first album was released on June 4, 2013[6] with the official single being "Wanna Feel It".[7] The self-titled album was recorded in King's studio[2] with both artists credited for playing almost all of the instruments on each track.[8] The album was an Editor's Pick on iTunes the week following its release[5] and the song Someone Else's Girl was a Top Tune by KCRW on June 28, 2013.[9] The album has been compared to "easygoing country rock and simple '60s pop" and Allmusic stated that the single "Someone Else's Girl" would have been a hit single in 1966.[10] The album also peaked at #4 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers.[3]

In 2013, Yorn revealed to Rolling Stone and Elle that a second album is already halfway completed.[1][4]

On September 15, 2013, The Olms performed along with Vampire Weekend at the iTunes Festival in London. An EP of the performance was released in conjunction with a documentary centering on their first tour on November 12, 2013.[11]


Year Album US FR CH RIAA Certification
2013 The Olms - - - -


  1. ^ a b c d Appleford, Steve (15 May 2013). "The Olms On Recording Their Debut Album There Were A Lot Of Ghosts Floating Around". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Lynch, Joe (25 June 2013). "The Olms Reveal Medieval Origin Of Pete Yorn's New Band". Fuse TV. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Sendra, Tim. "The Olms Review - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Hyman, Dan (14 May 2013). "Pete Yorn Explores The '60s In His New Band, The Olms". Elle Magazine. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Koenig, Mark (18 June 2013). "Pete Yorn & J.D. King's The Olms Make Pop Sounds". Rock World Magazine. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Album Reviews: Little Mix, Laura Maarling, The Olms, John Fogerty, Harry Connick Jr. & Portugal". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Reverte, Michele (3 June 2013). "Meet The Olms: Pete Yorn and J.D. King's New Album Is The Perfect Summer Soundtrack". LAist. Archived from the original on 12 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Olms: The Olms". KCRW 89.9 FM. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Olms: Someone Else's Girl". KCRW 89.9 FM. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Sendra, Tim. "The Olms Review - Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
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External links

  • The Olms Official Website
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