SMART WENT CRAZY ANNOUNCES CON ART
20TH ANNIVERSARY DOUBLE ALBUM REISSUE
VIA ERNEST JENNING RECORD CO.
VINYL-ONLY REISSUE LIMITED TO 500 COPIES ON CLEAR VINYL
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
Smart Went Crazy is proud to announce the deluxe 20th anniversary edition of their seminal sophomore (and final) album Con Art, available for pre-order now via Ernest Jenning Record Co. Originally released on Dischord in 1997, the reissue is a double album vinyl-only run limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl. The reissue is available for pre-order HERE.
Smart Went Crazy co-founder Chad Clark (currently of Beauty Pill) said of the reissue:
“Today we are reissuing Smart Went Crazy’s “Con Art” in its original intended double album form. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Remastered from the source tapes and pressed on clear vinyl. Redesigned by Henry Owings and Chunklet.
For those who may be new to Beauty Pill, unfamiliar with its history: Smart Went Crazy was the band that preceded Beauty Pill. A DC quintet on Dischord Records whose most striking, notable feature was Hilary Soldati, whose innovative electric cello was laced through the songs in sometimes subtle, sometimes surprising ways.
“Con Art” was SWC’s second and final album, released in 1997. It was rapturously received by the press (Pitchfork included it in their Best Albums Of The 90s list) and its stature increased with time. It is now regarded as an underground classic. Unfortunately, the band did not survive to enjoy this esteem. SWC broke up shortly after its release.
From a certain viewpoint, Beauty Pill is New Order to SWC’s Joy Division.”