New Bob Pollard, "Love Your Spaceman"
So apparently Bob Pollard has a new album entitled Superman Was a Rocker coming out on January 29th. I suppose I knew this, but had completely forgotten about it until I just saw that the lead track from the album is up on Bob's site. Check it out:
Bob Pollard, "Love Your Spaceman"
The song is... ok. And while the description of the album on the Rockathon website makes it sound interesting, we all remember how Bob's previous experiments with pasting vocals on top of instrumentation worked out.
Robert Pollard's Superman Was A Rocker is a return to old ways for Bob. This mini-album (13 songs, 30 minutes) finds Bob using recording methods that he hasn't engaged in since the old GBV days.
Bob recently poured through a bunch of old cassette tapes of his and found some great instrumentals that he either wrote or co-wrote, and never used. He decided to go into the studio and put vocals (and melodies!) over them. The music spans a 20+ year period
Due to the span of time and body of work from which the clips were accessed, many of the classic GBV alumni appear on this album; Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, Doug Gillard, Nate Farley.
This is the most FUN Bob album in year.