Monday, July 11, 2011

This Weeks Short Bursts :: Boston Spaceships + Cymbals Eat Guitars

Two Robert Pollard related posts back to back on consecutive days, unheard of? No, not really and if you research the origin and the naming of this here blog it kind of makes sense, at least to us. Like many of our fellow Pollard obsessives we've been anxiously awaiting the release of Let it Beard from Boston Spaceships, due out on August 2nd. Expect a review on theses pages shortly. Well, today we creeped just a little closer to release date, thanks to Spinner as well as Boston Spaceships we get our first taste of the 26 track double LP, via the track Christmas Girl. As for the song itself, we listened 10 or 11 times (we lost count) over the last hour, so yeah we dig it, especially the blaring horns and Pollard's spoken word coda. There is also a video contest for Christmas Girl that you can read about here, if you are so inclined and we hope you are.

[MP3]Boston Spaceships - Christmas Girl

Pre-order Let it Beard

New York's indie throw backs Cymbals Eat Guitars will issue their second full length Lenses Alien through Barsuk in the U.S. on August 30th and September 12th through Memphis Industries in the U.K.. At the price of your e-mail address you can grab the album's lead track, Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name) below.

Cymbals Eat Guitars return to Boston to kick off a tour in support of Lenses Alien on September 20th with Hooray For Earth in tow. Be advised we've seen CEG twice over the past couple of years and both times they had our jaws on the floor.

Tour Dates:
09-20 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09-21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09-22 Hamden, CT - The Space
09-24 Washington, DC - Black Cat
09-26 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
09-27 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
09-29 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
09-30 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
10-01 Austin, TX - Emo's
10-02 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
10-04 Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
10-05 San Diego, CA - Casbah
10-06 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
10-07 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
10-08 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10-10 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10-11 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
10-13 Boise, ID - Neurolux
10-14 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10-15 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
10-17 Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr.
10-19 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
10-20 Madison, WI - High Noon
10-21 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10-23 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
10-25 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10-27 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

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