Welcome Interstate Managers

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Welcome Interstate Managers
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Studio album by Fountains of Wayne
Released June 10, 2003
Recorded 2003
Studio Stratosphere Sound, New York City
Length 55:08
Fountains of Wayne chronology
Utopia Parkway
(1999)Utopia Parkway1999
Welcome Interstate Managers
Out-of-State Plates
(2005)Out-of-State Plates2005
Singles from Welcome Interstate Managers
  1. "Stacy's Mom"
    Released: September 29, 2003
  2. "Mexican Wine"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Hey Julie"
    Released: 2004

Welcome Interstate Managers is the third studio album by the American rock band Fountains of Wayne. It was released by S-Curve Records on June 10, 2003.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[4]
Mojo4/5 stars[5]
Q4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[9]
The Village VoiceA−[11]

"Stacy's Mom" was released to radio on May 20, 2003.[12]

The album was met with commercial success and favorable reviews. Review aggregating website Metacritic reports a weighted average score of 86 out of 100 based on 24 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]


In 2009, Katy Perry performed a cover of "Hackensack" on MTV Unplugged.[13]

In 2011, the band The Wonder Years performed a cover of "Hey Julie" for the charity compilation album, Vs. The Earthquake. [14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger.

1."Mexican Wine"3:23
2."Bright Future in Sales"3:06
3."Stacy's Mom"3:18
5."No Better Place"4:06
6."Valley Winter Song"3:35
7."All Kinds of Time"4:22
8."Little Red Light"3:35
9."Hey Julie"2:37
10."Halley's Waitress"3:35
11."Hung Up on You"3:59
12."Fire Island"2:57
13."Peace and Love"3:26
14."Bought for a Song"4:02
16."Yours and Mine"1:04
17."Elevator Up" (Japan/iTunes bonus track)4:02



  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne". Metacritic. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Vanderhoff, Mark. "Welcome Interstate Managers – Fountains of Wayne". AllMusic. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob (June–July 2003). "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Blender (17): 138. Archived from the original on August 20, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Beth (June 13, 2003). "Welcome Interstate Managers". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Mojo (116): 108. July 2003. 
  6. ^ Martelli, Mark (June 17, 2003). "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Q (207): 104. October 2003. 
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian (June 12, 2003). "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Rolling Stone (924). Archived from the original on December 30, 2003. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ Pearlman, Nina (2004). "Fountains of Wayne". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 307–08. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  10. ^ Greenwald, Andy (July 2003). "Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve/EMI)". Spin. 19 (7): 109. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 5, 2003). "Consumer Guide: Shadows in the Cave". The Village Voice. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  13. ^ Peter Gerstenzang (2011-06-17). "Fountains of Wayne Talk Dark New Disc | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  14. ^ "The Blog • The Wonder Years - Hey Julie (Fountains Of Wayne". Makeup For The Silence. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 

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