Photo by Andy Mann
Drummer John Morgan Kimock is entering the weekend with his debut solo record in hand.
The release – titled Hikikomori, after the Japanese word for “shut in”, or recluse – has been released on Kimock’s own Astrology Days label, and includes 10 psychedelic tracks with guests like Mike Gordon, Steve Kimock, Leslie Mendelson, members of the Barr Brothers and more.
Previously, under the band name KIMOCK, the drummer released the LP Satellite City in 2017, featuring bandmates like the elder Kimock as well as Mendelson. He’s also a regular touring member of Gordon’s namesake solo band.
Hikikomori, on the other hand, sees the younger Kimock coming into his own, with him noting, “I’m so excited to have something out there that honestly represents my sound and at the same time pay homage to some of my heroes and bandmates who have inspired me along the way. It’s taken a long time to have it all feel right. I’m grateful to have had time to explore my own curiosities this year.”
Listen to the lead track “Loves Does” below: