Pocket Bells is the band led by engineer/musician Evan Daniel Kornblum. Originally created as an outlet for his “back pocket” songs, the band is comprised of vocalist Piper Greenbaum, bassist Jay A Turner, and drummer Ben Zamzow. On this EP, Evan played guitar, keyboards, and synth while simultaneously engineering from the studio control room. The basic recordings are mostly live full single takes. String and horn overdubs were performed by Nikia Yung, Greta Thomas, and Piper.
The band draws on rock, pop, and classical/chamber influences to define their unique sound and energy. Raging drums and bass fill out the bottom while delicate string and keyboard arrangements dance across the top. Layers of female vocals cascade down, and the lyrics explore the challenges of moving on and new beginnings.
Evan Daniel Kornblum – guitar, piano, organ, synthesizer, percussion
Piper Greenbaum – vocals, French horn
Jay A Turner – bass
Benjamin Zamzow – drums, percussion
Nikia Yung – violin
Greta Thomas – violin
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Evan Daniel Kornblum
Recorded at Mobtown Studios, Baltimore & OMNIsound Studios, Nashville
Mastered by Carl Saff