The Well Wishers is a brand-new side project of veteran San Francisco power poppers Spinning Jennies. Working off 15+ years of songwriting and recording prowess, Jennies front-man Jeff Shelton formed the Well Wishers in mid-2003 as a "musical diversion" to explore his talents as a solo artist and to further mine the deeply melodic foundation of the Jennies' unique style of pop. With the exception of half the album's drum tracks and guest spots from various pals, the Well Wishers was recorded entirely by Shelton himself. The album's rich, melodic tracks are driven heavily by acoustic guitars; warm, ringing electric guitars, and cascading vocal harmonies that punctuate Shelton's penchant for elaborate pop arrangements. Production played a key role in the development of this album with invaluable assistance provided by veteran
San Francisco recording engineer Justin Weis (Trakworx Studios).
The end result is a big, full-bodied pop album that transcends the staleness of commercial-radio rock and forgettable pop clichés. The Well Wishers' aim is to creep into your life and extol the virtues of timeless, well-crafted music.