Ex-Presidents of the United States of America bassist Chris
Ballew and ex-Young Fresh Fellows frontman Tad
Hutchison have formed a new band. Ballew said via e-mail that the two
Seattle-based musicians, who call themselves Starter Kit for now, so far
have jammed together using a toy drum set and an acoustic guitar plugged into
a bass amplifier. Ballew said once the two find someone who can play upright
bass and help them write songs, they will begin work on an album.