“Useless Smile” is the debut record following long sought after/out of print limited cassette & 7″ releases. Recorded and Mixed by James McNew of Dump & Yo La Tengo (who also plays all over the record). Check out the gorgeous cover art by Al Jarnow. East Coast & West Coast tours set up to coincide with release
QUESTIONS ANSWERED FREQUENTLY ABOUT THE SLOPPY HEADS’ NEW ALBUM USELESS SMILE ON SHRIMPER RECORDS
BY #1 ROCKING BAND CHIEF PUBLICITY OFFICER VLADA FENGENEV
IS THIS TO BE SLOPPY? Yes. Useless Smile is to be first long public release by the Sloppy Heads and it is very sloppy but also not-sloppy. Vlada has heard them be much sloppier and thinks it is very pretty and pleasing!
WHO ARE THESE SLOPPY HEADS? Yes. Your Sloppy Heads are notable because they are being the only band ever from Brooklyn! Laughing loudly! They are Bill the Drummer (aka V. Stiles) and Ariella Stok (aka Starmaiden) and Jimmy Jumpjump (aka Frow #1). The instruments in the Sloppy Heads are singing, guitar, bass, the organ, the drums, and the noise, and they are all done by everybody. They have their own instruments, and are writers of songs together. And for this album they are also having of the recording and guitaring of James McNew (aka J. McNew) of Yo La Tengo and The Dump. They are giving birth to this band in 2009. They are ready now to make big buzz! Bigger than buzz of guitar player’s amp! (This is music joke.)
WHY IS THERE NO SLOPPY HEADS ALBUM BEFORE? Yes. Your Sloppy Heads stay very under the ground! Before, they are making of a 7-inch EP (FIRST GASP) and some cassette tapes (CUSTY BLASTER and DO OR DANGLE) and CD-Rs and also been on compilation by Brah Records that is benefitting Japanese earthquake victims name of KOOZIES, WOODIES, AND BEERS, and compilation recording for magazine of Yeti. These Sloppy Heads are very busy! They record recordings of Sloppy Heads music every week just like band called Throbbing Gristle internet tells me but I am never knowing who this is. Vlada is not lying!
TELL ME ABOUT THIS “USELESS SMILE” THEN. Yes. Album was made almost all in band’s first Headsquarters, next to Shea Stadium. Music place not baseball place. Shea Stadium is still there and also the men who smoke hookah across the street, but that Headsquarters is not. Except for the song that was made in the Ocropolis, which is now hole. But also other sounds are from other places. These are songs that are written accidentally and some for purposes excepting two songs, which were also written somehow by other people but Vlada does not know how. This is none of Vlada’s business. Next question.
WHAT IS SLOPPY HEADS MUSIC LIKE? Yes. It is filled with sounds that are loud and quiet and written and made up right now. Sometimes they are to be very rocking! Other times they are not to be rocking at all! It makes Vlada feel like she has sunshine and sometimes feels sad. Other times is giving a feeling of swirling in many-colored flotation like hippie movie about the hair.
WHAT ARE THESE WAVES? Yes. They are painted by Al Jarnow (aka A. “Wol” Jumpjump Sr.) in 1975 and they are very very beautiful we think!
AM I TO BE SLOPPY? Yes. We are all being heads!!!