Like the first album, titled Go On Go, Read's second album I D K was recorded by Raky Sastri (You Won't). Additional tracks were recorded by Quinn McCarthy. IDK features many of the same musicians heard on Go On Go. This long awaited and short album sings a bit about human connection through nine songs featuring violin, vocal harmonies, accordion, guitar, flute, bass and a rare popping drum.
Read has worked with artists in varying disciplines, such as Chris Pureka, Raky Sastri , Nicole Reynolds, Tere O'Connor and James Baker, Jules Gimbrone and Rusty Belle, among others. She has opened for The Breeders reunion tour, Lucius, You Won’t, Rusty Belle, Chris Pureka and Nicole Reynolds.
(IDK features: Nathan Hobbs, Matt Lorenz, Raky Sastri, Jazer Giles, Tom Cain and Quinn McCarthy)
"Saturday night marked my first time seeing Read play, but there was something about her that struck me as deeply familiar. Within the opening notes on her violin I quickly scrawled down three words in my notebook: female Sam Amidon.
Their music is not polished and poppy, but raw. Read has the beefed up voice of a 1940s Disney heroine – one who clearly doesn’t need rescuing.
But the similarities between the two young musicians extend further than the music itself. Both have this amazing earnest, little kid purity about them. Staring straight ahead in her over-sized t-shirt and loose-fitting Dickies, Read has the kind of crazed, wide-eyed look you can’t help but mimic a little, like a baby in a social psychology experiment." - Sonic Smörgåsbord