Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sgt. Disco is gonna kick your ass (stolen from a sticker)

As the title says I lifted that from the sticker that came with the new Circus Devils album, but it was just too perfect for this short post to pass up. I make it no secret to friends, family, and anyone who will listen my admiration for all things Robert Pollard. I realize that most if not all of these projects are aimed at the Bob die hard fan but sometimes it's just too hard to keep my yap shut.

Sgt. Disco is the 5th and latest release from Circus Devils. The on-going collaboration between Bob and multi-instrumentalist/producer Todd Tobias. You would think that with 32 tracks things might get tedious but it never does. Sgt Disco manages to accomplish something quite impressive, it reveals an accessibility without losing any of the prog-pop fire of the the Circus Devils previous output. With standouts like Pattern Girl, Brick Soul Mascots, and Rose in Paradise Pollard and Tobias have delivered another opus for the vault. The only problem is this will get buried under the two forthcoming Pollard releases Coast to Carpet of Love and Standard Gargoyle Decisions out on Merge on October 9th. It's a good problem to have.

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