Last week I got a package in the mail from local pop band/comedy act Let’s Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop. Inside was a copy of a “press release outtake” that I have reproduced below. It was handwritten–sloppily–so this is my best attempt at computer-styling it. [Sic]s abound, etc.

SANDWICH SHOP DECLARES A MORATORIUM ON THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS COMPARISONS

Chicago, IL — LGOOTTSS, Chicago’s #1 premiere band-with-people has declared a moratorium on comparisons to They Might Be Giants.

They do not listen to that band. Only one member has owned any of their albums. Thea has a cassette copy of Flood which has never been heard in the SS van. 

They Might Be Giants is a good band + LGOOTTSS is not. So quit comparing us to them.

Here is a a list of more accurate descriptions

Song poems

B52s

The Shaggs

– [indecipherable]

The Vaselines

– Run-DMC w/girls, an owl + a cat

– Pavement bought a Farfisa + a cat + an owl

– The Shagg’s dad died/Deerhoof on xanax

– The B52s cover Rodd Keith w/o an ascot

– Keith Moon joined the Vaselines so he could do stand-up betwn songs

– What if the Talking Heads met on a rainbow?

– Belly took some improv classes

– Paul Shaffer conducts the Banana Splits/Sour Grapes showdown

– Yo La Tengo w/a smaller record collection

– Ernie Kovacs discovers Sleater Kinney

– They Might Be Giants