Last year, local songwriter/cool guy Sonny Smith started an art project you may have heard a thing or two about: He invented 100 fake bands, wrote 100 different singles from each one (with an A side and B side!), and made art for those 100 singles.
Yeah, the guy's ambitious.
But then, Smith and a bunch of friends began recording some of those songs. The initial volume was released earlier last year; the second box set -- a set of five singles from the project on 7-inch vinyl -- was released in December; and, on January 25, 100 Records Vol. II will come out on CD from Turn Up Records. Collaborators on the project include: Ty Segall, Kelley Stoltz, the Sandwitches, Tim Cohen of the Fresh & Onlys, and others. We've got a sample for you after the jump.
Did we mention the awesome band names that are a part of this project? Outfits such as Noppie Clarke and the Protesters, Cabezas Cordades, The Fabulous Romantic Tony Zulb, and Earth Girl Helen Brown?
Take a listen below, and check out more on the project here.
Sonny Smith's 100 Records Volume 2: I Miss The Jams - I Wanna Do It - Earth Girl Helen Brown by Turn Up Records
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