All Smiles
All Smiles
Label: Dangerbird Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


After the implosion of Grandaddy, all eyes were on lead singer Jason Lytle to carry on the torch of ramshackle hi-tech folk that the band virtually trademarked. But it turns out that the first truly great post-Granddaddy album will come from guitarist Jim Fairchild.

Performing under the name All Smiles, Fairchild recorded his first solo album, Ten Readings Of A Warning, in various locations up the west coast - a kitchen in LA, a living room in Portland – on an 8-track recorder, capturing the shambling charm of his prior band but with a distinctly more personal slant.