k's Choice has always been a hard band to pin down to a single style, and as a result, was one of the few bands of the late '90s to build followings with both the Lilith Fair and Lollapalooza factions. As evidenced by their fifth full-length overall (and first in a decade), 2010's 'Echo Mountain,' the group's knack for the eclectic remains very much intact. "It's always been like that," explains one of the group's co-founders, singer/guitarist Sarah Bettens. "There's always been that singer-songwriter part of us, and then the rock part that stems from the music we listen to and the music we write. There's also that pop element in our songwriting and the attention to our harmonies. When it comes to k's Choice songwriting, there is not a concerted effort of what we should be, it's just an honest mix of the style of songs we end up writing. Even when we felt like we were coming from two worlds in the initial phase of writing this record, it somehow blended together into something that's melodic and has a lot of dynamics without losing its emphasis of heartfelt lyrics and interesting harmonies."