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Not Compatible With My System

by The Kimberly Trip

Hard Geek-Pop, Blondie meets Garbage with a sense of humor.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Wonder
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2. The Heat
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3. Orange Julius Girl
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4. Not Your Biggest Fan
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5. Once In a While
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6. Eggshells
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7. Empty Page
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8. Just Like Everyone
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9. Down With Me
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10. Make Me Believe
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11. Mira Sorvino
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The Kimberly Trip was born from a friendship between Jeffry Wynne Prince and Bractune that began in Junior High School. "I don't want to say we were two of the biggest geeks at our school; but everyone constantly reminded us that we absolutely were!" recalls Jeff. "I met Bractune a few weeks after school started, and we immediately bonded out of a 'nerds of a feather' sort of mentality. It was ironic- we would spend hours a day making our own animated Sci-Fi films with plastic Star Wars action figures, and we'd spend the rest of the time wondering why everyone in town thought we were huge geeks!"



Soon they discovered the power of rock and roll. Immediately they picked up instruments, took overpriced lessons, and started to dream of all the girls they'd attract. Their love of music got them through High School, and their songwriting techniques became more and more refined. "We played in all kinds of bands throughout that period;from Punk, to Art-Rock, to Pop," remembers Brac. "Our diversity helped us become better musicians, but we were seriously lacking in any type of focus. Luckily, that's around the time we started playing with John."



Bassist and Programmer extraordinaire, John Facundo, met his future band-mates when he hired Jeffry to mix a punk-techno album he was recording. At the time he had no clue he'd walk away with a career partner and 'musical soul-mate'. "We instantly became friends and started hanging out and jamming." Says John. "I went to see them live and was totally blown away. Jeff was the Perfect frontman, and Bractune was an incredible drummer! I thought I could really get into what they were doing, so when they approached me about joining, I was bouncing off the walls." The acquisition of John helped bring an edge and simplicity that had only been hinted at in previous efforts, but the most significant change came in the form of an attractive, vivacious singer named Kimberlina. "We had used a lot of female harmony vocals in the past and got rave reviews about how well our music lended itself to that kind of sound."



"I was a fan of their band long before I ever asked if I could sing with them. They were already established so I didn't think they would go for it, but I was pleasantly surprised at their willingness to give me a shot. When I was first asked to join they had a different name, and I was just to be their touring harmonist, but something happened that would change the band dynamic forever. "



In 2001, when writing sessions started for the CD, "Not Compatible with my System", Jeffry announced that he wanted to try something different. "I really felt that I wanted to take my writing and guitar playing in a bolder direction, so I asked Kim if she thought she could take over as 'Front-Person'. Once we tried it there was no going back!"



At this point the band's lyrics started focusing on the humorous aspects of growing into your own skin."Any situation can be positive if you look hard enough, and at some point it becomes much more healthy to laugh at yourself than to be depressed. That is what we want to share with our audience, and Kimberlina has the perfect vocal delivery and visual presentation for that kind of music. She has the potential to be the spokeswoman for 'witty-teenage-angst'


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Aaron Powell

Sounds like Garbage and Blondie had a baby
The songwriting is superb. Unpredictable and yet very catchy with some of the most beautiful female vocals and majestic guitars I've heard from an unsigned band. Trip-hop grooves and bright production keep them sounding fresh. They seem at their best when their tongues are firmly planted in their cheeks with songs like "Not Your Biggest Fan" and their ode to summer "The Heat".

Lewis Nowosad

Finally! A band which knows how to use a microphone!
With clean vocals, excellent sound mixing and clever lyrics, The Kimberly Trip leaves this reviewer bouncing in his car seat in rush hour traffic. Their diverse sound and ability to poke fun at things we all should take lightly positions them in a unique place in the music industry....Look out Barenaked Ladies, here comes The Kimberly Trip.

Duane Schaffer

The official 'Life Soundtrack' band!
I heard Supergloo from Catastrophic Behavior on Flashback Alternatives and did a search for The Kimberly Trip. Started listening to samples from this, their first studio album and was hooked. Wonder, Eggshells, etc. all fantastic songs. I immediately placed an order for all 4 of their albums without listening to the rest and started to count the days 'till they arrived. When they arrived, this was the first CD I listened to. Not a bad song on the disc. How can I spread the word about this amazing band and Kimberlina's voice? I thought this was my favorite of their albums but in the end, I am hard pressed to pick a favorite. Top notch writing, vocals and production. I can listen to this disc and all their others straight through and turn right around and do it again. You need this disc in your collection if you like good music but you cannot buy this one without the other 3!

Patrick Peters

The world needs more of this
In a world where bands with major recording label contracts are formulaic and predictable, and where every radio station in any market plays all the same stuff by those bands that all sound the same, we need more Kimberly Trip. Fresh, relevant song concepts, musicians with real musical talent, and strong, rich vocals that make any sound man worth his salt want to turn the mic's UP, not DOWN; visually entertaining and full of great energy live.

All the major record labels need to get their heads out of their behinds and pay attention to The Kimberly Trip: real rock and roll from real musicians who care about the music they're creating. The CD would be a bargain at twice the price.

Turn the SUCK knob down and get yours today!

Ed Goodstein

Fine 'power pop' with rock flourishes
I really enjoy this album-- fine singing from Kimberlina
plus harmonies (& some overdubs of her voice) & some ingenious yet still accessible guitar as well, & very tight ensemble playing. They have some good fun with the lyrics too-- like the 'cinematic' "Orange Julius girl" about 'life in the mall," or the drollery of "Not Your Biggest Fan"-- where she's hot for a singer even
though she thinks his band sucks. "Eggshells" would
be a hit in a just world. They kinda combine Bangles,
They Might Be Giants, Blondie, some harder rock licks
a la The Muffs & even a trace or too of 'sunshine pop' in her excellent voice. Oh & I also like "Mira Sorvino," sung by guitarist Jeffry Wynne Prince.