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  • SHR158 - 2xCDs

"All of them sparkling clean digital hand-jobs (of late) got me to thinking about the years I spent renting a room above a former farmer's garage, dubbing tapes when my better-minded friends were going to college and/or fucking with crystal meth. Time flies (except when you are constantly typing in 0s and 1s to get someone's laptop to cum) and certainly somewhere, a 16-year-old kid is online awaiting some hilarious critiques of the 20th anniversary Shrimper compilation Smooth Sounds: The Future Hits of Wckr Spgt double-CD: 36 exclusive songs specifically written for this project by Wckr Spgt and then given out blindly to the artists participating. With close to 200 releases under our belt and hundreds of artists that have recorded for the label, it was near impossible to choose bands for this project, so blindly into the depths of the third circle went we. "Smooth Sounds features key Shrimper acts (Soul-Junk, Sentridoh, Joy, The Mountain Goats, Simon Joyner, Jad Fair), recordings by artists from the surrounding environs that influenced the label (Norma Tanega, Kurt Ross, John Harrelson) and over a dozen new bands to keep intact the spirit of what a Shrimper compilation is supposed to be. The first pressing features covers lovingly hand-decorated by artists who have recorded for the Shrimper label, as well as extensive liner notes by Franklin Bruno. There are a number of festivals set to take place on July 24th, the official 20th anniversary of Shrimper, in Southern California, Virginia, England and New York, with all proceeds to benefit local art collectives. Keep your eyes peeled for more guerilla events that correspond with this release." - Dennis Callaci ? Covers hand-decorated by artists ? 20th anniversary compilation features exclusive songs written by Wckr Spgt and recorded by various Shrimper groups and other related artists ? Tracks by Sentridoh, The Mountain Goats, Jad Fair, Simon Joyner, Amps for Christ, and many, many more


1. Peephole Circus ? I?m Dressing Myself
2. Golden Boots ? She Is Electric
3. The Perfect Failures ? Robot Vampires
4. Tinyfolk ? Transitional Objective
5. Falcon Eddy ? The Ganzfeld Effect
6. Sentridoh ? Smooth Sounds for Your Fucking Face
7. Soul-Junk ? A Better Line
8. Joy ? Pullman Heights
9. Phil Yates ? The Gift of Love
10. Ashley Reaks ? Actor?s Raingear
11. Toby Goodshank ? No Cheese For Porthos (feat. Los Debutantes)
12. The Mountain Goats ? Predator Eyes
13. Miniature and Presidential ? Fits and Starts
14. Peter Peter Hughes ? Track Devices
15. Alan Smithee ? Kurt Cobain Will Have His Revenge on the City of Los Angeles
16. Refrigerator ? Boom Boom (Thumb Rights)
17. Dude Mirror ? Chest Pain
18. Charlie McAlister ? Fruitbat Waltz
19. Unitard ? Fire on the Lemon (feat. Jeremy S. Goff & David Scott Ewers)
1. The Uncalled For ? Really Long Fall
2. Primordial Undermind ? God, Waking Up
3. Jad Fair ? Cigarettes and Sunshine
4. So Many Wizards ? Flag Pin (written for Wckr Spgt by Franklin Bruno)
5. The Human Hearts (Franklin Bruno) ? Terrible Criminal
6. Mark Szabo ? More or Less Alive
7. Simon Joyner and Chris Deden ? Long Beach
8. The Kurt Ross Band ? Memorandum of Understanding
9. The Bingo Trappers ? Cause and Effect
10. Amps For Christ ? Starcrossed Teen
11. John Harrelson ? Landers
12. Adam Lipman and Leon Reid ? My Secret Prison
13. Baboonz ? Okayz Coral (feat. Norma Tanega)
14. The Ah Club ? We Were Warned About Factionalism
15. Kukunuku ? Princess Cat (feat. Joel of Man Is the Bastard)
16. Desperation Squad ? Look Forward to Dying (Alone)
17. Breathilizor ? Robot Vampires of Reprise



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