I've got a whole city to hold down

June 23, 2004

All you can eat

Chitown indie progenitors Shrimp Boat get the box-set treatment on the new Something Grand, a three-plus* disc package from Brooklyn boutique label Aum Fidelity boasting "51 tracks total - over 3 hours of previously unreleased music ... culled from well over 400 hours of unreleased tapes [including] 16-tracks made at Idful Music, 4-tracks made at their loft on Archer Avenue, live stage performances, and radio broadcasts."

Shrimp Boat, asyouknow, gave the world Sam Prekop and Eric Claridge (who with some other pals in turn gave us the Sea and Cake), Ian Schneller (who formed Falstaff and now makes some snazzy guitars), David Kroll (now a nifty painter), and Brad Wood (who's had his hand in more than his share of recognizable records).

*We say "three-plus" because while it's hyped as a three-disc box, the first 2,000 orders - which should be, well, all of them - will include a fourth disc too. All for the whopping sum of $40, postage included.