Monday, June 16, 2008
Hot on the heels of the release of Robert Pollard Is Off To Business, Bob is already planning his next release and 1st tour in two years. On September 9th GBV Inc. will release Brown Submarine the debut release from Boston Spaceships. The band constists of Robert Pollard, John Moen (Decemberists & the Jicks), and Chris Slusarenko (GBV & Sprinkler). In a press release of sorts Brown Submarine is given the following description, "This is this you know..." Though you'll notice some subtle prog flourishes and acoustic strums, Brown Submarine is a pop punk album, made by and for kids who've worn out the grooves on their Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Wire and dBs records. While Pollard has stretched out post-GBV, experimenting on each of his diverse and unique solo records, Boston Spaceships rock hard, have fun and drink Miller Lite.
A tour in support of Brown Submarine has been announced and includes one Boston area date. On September 30th Boston Spaceships will play The Paradise, and if you think things couldn't get any better for Boston area Pollard fans you would be wrong. I just learned that Big Dipper will be supporting at the Paradise show. As soon as I finish jumping up and down I'll get the ticket on-sale information posted.
Boston Spaceships Tour
09-26 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
09-27 Washington, DC - Black Cat
09-29 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
09-30 Boston, MA - Paradise (with Big Dipper)
10-01 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
10-03 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
10-04 Dayton, OH - Dayton Music Festival
10-06 Chicago, IL - Double Door
10-07 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
10-09 Champaign, IL - Higher Ground
10-10 St. Louis, MO - Bluebird
10-11 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
10-14 Austin, TX - The Parish
10-15 Dallas, TX - The Loft
10-17 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10-18 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
The High Strung will support all dates except for the above mentioned Boston show.
Posted by Bryan Hamill - Executive Editor at 12:41:00 PM