In other words, if I want to hear this new Fountains of Wayne LP that everyone is talking about, I have to sit through the crap. (Whaddya know? If you listen for a few hours, you'll hear the -- I presume -- single more times than you care to.)
Okay, so the tracks are supposedly eclectic, and I've only heard the one track, so I'm judging quickly; but if "Hung Up on You" is representative, I'm disappointed. The sound is like Dwight Yoakam's . . . cover band from Utica; the melody is catchy but threadbare -- think Asylum Street Spankers' "Sad Bomber" done with a straighter face. You get hints that the song may be a send-up (like the cheap "hung up" wordplay), but country music is notoriously hard to nudge in the ribs; even some of the wackier stuff on Ween's Golden Country Greats is hard to knock away as parody -- if you don't listen to the lyrics.
Anyhoo, I'm notoriously cheap, so Interstate Managers is not getting my $12 at this time. Razor, I know you're much more hep than I'll ever be, so I'm counting on you to correct me if I'm being too hasty.