All Smiles, aka Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy and Modest Mouse fame, releases his second full-length, "Oh For The Getting And Not Letting Go" today (Small Aisles)!
Critics are already crowing about how great the record is--but, in the immortal words of LeVar Burton, you don't have to take their word for it. Thanks to the folks at MySpace, the album is featured smack dab on the front of their music page, so you can hear the entire thing there, or you can stream Jim's incredibleness on Spinner.com, as they're hosting a great listening party all week.
"It's the kind of album I wanted to share with everyone right after I first heard it.....Fairchild is incredibly talented in his own right."--NPR "All Songs Considered"
"....it's constantly in my head. Constantly....the record in question, Oh, For The Getting And Not Letting Go, comes out on June 30. It's crammed full of melodies and ornate arrangements, cinematic soundscapes and thumping beats." --Music For Robots
"...the album sounds like a warm audio scrapbook, evoking not just Grandaddy, but Elliott Smith in both hushed and full-blare modes, John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls-Royce, and the spiraling but pop-friendly guitars of Built to Spill. " --Portland Mercury
Let me know if I can get you anything--Jim is available for interviews, and you can grab his bio, photos, and more here. All Smiles also has a brand new, revamped website where you can buy the album, hear tracks and read Jim's wonderful words. In part of today's post, he says, "This new album deals with a few ideas. But it speaks a lot to making sure that we make damn certain the people around us know we love them. And somehow, once again, that seems more important than ever. Please enjoy the album. We hope you get as much out of it as we put in to it. There is a lot of joy in there. We hope that this message finds each of you well." Jim, we love you. Congrats.