All Smiles


  1. 1.
    You're On Fire
  2. 2.
    Water Or Whisper
  3. 3.
    Summer Stay
  4. 4.
    Apart from the Valley
  5. 5.
    Belonging to No
Following the breakup of beloved indie rock combo Grandaddy in 2006, guitarist Jim Fairchild decided to take a low-key route toward launching his next project.
After relocating to Chicago, Fairchild assembled a modest home recording setup (eight tracks, reel-to-reel analog) and began working up new songs, with Fairchild handling many of the instruments and singing lead for the first time. While traveling the United States, Fairchild recruited a variety of friends and colleagues to add their contributions to his tapes, including Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse and the Black Heart Procession, Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney and Quasi, and Solon Bixler of Great Northern. With the help of producer Brian Deck, Fairchild assembled his recordings into an album, Ten Readings of a Warning, which he credited to the group name All Smiles. Dangerbird Records released Ten Readings of a Warning in the spring of 2007, and All Smiles hit the road in support of the album, touring in tandem with Menomena. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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