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ARTIST
TITLE
Camera Found The Ray Gun
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
JPR 7108CD JPR 7108CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/22/2010

"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 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. 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."