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Boston Spaceships

Released: 03/23/2010
Format: CD EP
Label: Jackpot Records
Catalog #: JPR7108
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 4
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Jackpot Records Stock Photo
Jackpot is proud to announce our first non-reissue release, a stellar EP of exclusive new material from supergroup Boston Spaceships. Featuring the skilled popcraft of Bob Pollard (Guided By Voices), Chris Slusarenko (Guided By Voices), John Moen (The Decemberists) , this four-song offering follows the bands three full-length albums and gives us a new window into what powerful pressure-cooker pop can mean in the modern age.

Taking a page from the Rough Trade catalog, and echoing the sneery bombast of the Fall or mid-period Wire, there's an undercurrent of new wave washing through the catchiness. The stumbling basement/paranoid fantasy world glow of Guided By Voices carries over, as is to be expected from any band Bob Pollard is involved with, but there's something setting these tunes apart from some of the others in the overflowing song suitcases.

While even the most rabid GBV completest would have a hard time sifting through all of the Pollard-related titles that flood out on a regular basis, this EP shines brighter. The songs call to mind the manic energy of earlier Guided By Voices and meld it with an art-rock take on power pop, ending up in a strange place that doesn't give you all the answers the first time around. By the time final track "Aquarian Hovercraft" comes up, mashing "Alien Lanes"-esque song collage with masterfully recorded and constantly shifting instrumentation, one gets the sense of just how hooky, special and legitimately epic these songs are. Best when played loud and on repeat. Vinyl is limited to 500 copies.

With the official release date of March 23rd, 2010, this limited album is now available for pre-order! All pre-orders will receive a special gift from Off Records.

Songs: 1) The Way Out 2) Rival GT 3) Pluto Is Polluted 4) Aquarian Hovercraft
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1.   The Way Out 2:56
2.   Rival GT 1:46
3.   Pluto Is Polluted [Different Version] 1:48
4.   Aquarian Hovercraft [Different Version] 2:25
Total Length: 08:55
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Jackpot Records - JPR7108 [7" EP] (U.S.A.) 4

Album Credits
Role Name
Artwork Robert Pollard
Layout Jeremy DeVine
Photography Rich Turiel
Role Name
Bass Guitar Chris Slusarenko
Drums And Percussion John Moen
Guitar Chris Slusarenko
Keyboards Chris Slusarenko
Vocals Robert Pollard
Role Name
Engineer (Music) Chris Slusarenko
Engineer (Music) Jonathan Drews
Engineer (Vocals) Todd Tobias
Mastering Carl Saff
Role Name
Recording Location (Music) Last Of The Explorers - Portland, OR
Recording Location (Vocals) Waterloo Sound - Brecksville, OH
Role Name
Songwriter Robert Pollard