All Smiles

Dangerbird Records is starting to be the powerhouse for good indie music these days. With bands like Sea Wolf, Eulogies, and Dappled Cities, you can't go wrong. Another artist on their label that I've been listening to as of late is All Smiles. All Smiles is the solo venture of former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild. I was a big fan of Grandaddy, but who would of guessed that there was a songwriter like Jim Fairchild blissfully strumming his guitar in the background. He really puts his emotion into All Smiles and hos first release Ten Readings Of A Warning. Team that up with dynamite production and it's win win for Jim. Showing his talent not just on singing and playing guitar, but also playing everything besides drums on the album. In drums he gets some phenomenal help from Janet Weiss (Sleater Kinney, Quasi), Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, Black Heart Procession, Magic Magicians), Danny Seim (Lack Thereof, Menomena), and Solon Bixler (Great Northern). He plays the Earl in Atlanta tonight then Nashville, Newport, and Kentucky. If you can, go support him.

mp3: All Smiles - Moth In A Cloud Of Smoke --> website --> buy
mp3: All Smiles - The Velvetest Balloon

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