AST Records has released fifteen CDs in the last 3 years, but we've never put out an EP. To make up for lost time, we're putting out three at once! Even more fun, these discs will be sold in a limited edition 3-pak in the AST Store.
The first disc (if we're arbitrarily numbering them) is Proops Digs In! from Greg Proops. Recorded at his "Elsewhere" CD release party show at Largo, this set finds Greg at his silliest, sharpest and off-the-cuff best. We might be pushing the length limit on what constitutes an EP with this one, but trust me: you won't mind a bit once you hear it. Vintage Proopage from top to bottom.
Rising newcomer (and Chicago native, so he was required by law to get involved in comedy) Dan Telfer opened for Paul F. Tompkins last year at the Lakeshore Theater when we recorded "Freak Wharf," and just to make sure the equipment was working, we recorded his set. Guess what? It was really funny, and so now we're putting it out on CD and calling it Fossil Record. If you love dinosaurs, hate geese and want to laugh so hard your glasses fog up, this EP will be your best bet in 2010. Also, Dyna Moe did the cover art for this, and it will knock your ever-lovin' socks off.
Finally, we heard the demands of hardcore Paul F. fans everywhere -- people like Dan Telfer, who said (paraphrasing), "I love the Riff Suites on 'Freak Wharf' so much, will you please put out the opening 15 minutes of riffing from the second Lakeshore show?" Yes, yes we will. We will put it out, along with a little bit of bonus jokery, on an exclusive, limited edition, CD-only EP and call it Sir, You Have Fooled Me Twice.
This package will be reaching your shores in late May. AST Records: Love it or leave it.