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Upcoming from Thick Syrup: “Halloween Songs” Out in October August 28, 2008

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Local music man Travis McElroy of Thick Syrup records has some big news:  In October, Thick Syrup will release “Halloween Songs” by David and Jad Fair.  Right on!  Sounds like a great follow-up to the band’s Monster Songs for Children that came out in 1998 on the Kill Rock Stars label.

From Travis: 

“I’m very proud to put something out by the guys who helped shaped what i listen to today.

Jad Fair is a founding member of Half Japanese. He has recorded with Yo La Tengo, Daniel Johnston, Kramer, Monster Party, Jason Willett, Lumberob, Richard Hell, Strobe Talbot, The Tinklers, Naofumi Ishimaru, Mosquito, The Pastels, Teenage Fanclub, Phonocomb, DQE, John Zorn, God Is My Co-Pilot, The Tall Dwarfs, Thurston Moore, Eye, Moe Tucker, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Frith, Mara Flynn, Kevin Blechdom, Terry Adams, The Work Dogs, Tom Ardolino, The Shapir O’Rama, R. Stevie Moore, Bill Wells, Tom Recchion, Isobel Campbell, Norman Blake, Steve Fisk, and David Fair.

Kurt Cobain had Half Japanese open for Nirvana on the group’s 1993 tour.  The band’s history and influence are chronicled in the 1993 documentary Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King.”

Congrats to Thick Syrup–this is a pretty damn good get!!

–Glen

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