Fangio update; Smooth Sounds out now

So yeah, as I’m sure many reading this are aware, it’s July now. But I only called it a “target date,” didn’t I? Not every shot is a bullseye.

New and final release dates, and to quote Scott at Fayettenam, this is a “hard deadline”:

7″: August 10
LP: September 7

That’s the cover of the LP above. The vaunted video will be up when the single drops. Yet to come: an exhaustive listener’s guide, a Fangio timeline, downloadable posters, Fangio: the Novelization, a feature-length film. Better not to hold your breath on the last two, maybe. Seriously though, we’re putting together a full-on assault. When it’s over, people who google “Fangio” will see pictures of Saabs. I am bending the fabric of reality to my will!

Meanwhile: in the fine tradition of Inland Empire tribute albums past comes Smooth Sounds: The Future Hits of Wckr Spgt, the Shrimper 20th anniversary compilation. Thirty-six Shrimper alums—including the likes of Refrigerator, the Mountain Goats, Lou Barlow, Franklin Bruno, Simon Joyner, Charlie McAlister, and Jad freakin’ Fair fercryinoutloud—interpret Wckr Spgt songs penned exclusively for the purpose. The one I was assigned afforded me the opportunity to make real a long-threatened idea for something called Joel Division: Spgt songs sung in the manner of Ian Curtis. You need this.


You forgot the World Tour.

Looking forward with hope, Jp.

Posted by Johnp on Jul 08 10 at 9:55 am

working on it! :-)

Posted by peter on Jul 08 10 at 10:06 am

so totally stoked

Posted by Valerie on Jul 08 10 at 8:25 pm

Yeah, World Tour def. Please include Dallas (or Denton) though because since moving home the music scene here is TERRRRRRIBLE. We need some PPH to spice it up. ;) No more of this New England only PPH stuff! (Although Johnp just wants ENGLAND England… haha.)

I am so pumped about the music video.

Posted by Natalie on Jul 10 10 at 11:27 am

You know I want a Denton date as well – choose venues wisely. :)

Posted by Andrew Hime on Jul 11 10 at 1:36 am

Oh good, someone who has more clout than me! Now you HAVE to come to Denton, Peter. The music scene in north TX is so bad anyway EVERYONE WILL COME TO YOUR SHOW to be refreshed by good tunes.

Posted by Natalie on Jul 11 10 at 12:53 pm

while making requests… remember the folks in urbana, IL! and I hope that parasol will be getting some copies of the LP?

Posted by specpspecs on Jul 23 10 at 6:58 pm

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