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June 25, 2008 at 11:57 am 4 comments

These are coming soon:

Carbon Whales 7″

From Rockathon Records:

The Carbon Whales are an obscure band from the late 70s that actor Paddy Considine turned Bob on to. The 4 songs on this EP are apparently the only things they ever recorded. It was never released. Bob really loved it so we tracked the band down and asked if we could release it.”

Listen to a bit of “The Jeep” right here.

The Takeovers – Little Green Onion Man 7″

From Off Records:

This freaky little beast that be is the new Takeovers release the “Little Green Onion Man” EP. A nice mini-movie comprised of 4 songs (one from the Bad Football album—the other 3 are unreleased Robert Pollard compositions) that warmly straddles the loosey-goosey psych-pop sounds of their first album, Turn To Red as well as the white knuckled rock pomp of their second (Bad Football).”

Hand numbered and limited to 500 copies online. I’ll have one of them.

I also have been listening to Robert Pollard’s latest album “Robert Pollard is Off to Business” and it is really good. I ordered the vinyl because Rockathon sent an Advance copy of the CD along with your order so you can put it on your iPod, etc. I also ordered the final three 45’s from the Happy Jack Rock Records singles, including the long awaited extended version of “Frostman.” I also received the web only release of the “Weatherman and Skin Goddess” EP.

I was very disappointed with “Superman Was a Rocker” which felt like one of the “Briefcase: Suitcase Abridged” collections. I’ll revisit it later.

Finally – tour dates were released for Pollard’s new band, Boston Spaceships. (Download “Go For the Exit“). Tour dates are as follows:

Thu 9/25 Cincinnati OH – Midpoint Music Festival
Fri 9/26 Cleveland OH – Grog Shop
Sat 9/27 Washington DC – Black Cat
Mon 9/29 Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brendas
Tue 9/30 Boston MA – Paradise
Wed 10/1 New York City – Highline Ballroom
Fri 10/3 Ann Arbor MI – Blind Pig
Sat 10/4 Dayton OH – Dayton Music Festival
Mon 10/6 Chicago IL – Double Door
Tue 10/7 St Paul MN – Turf Club
Thu 10/9 Champaing IL – High Dive
Fri 10/10 St Louis MO – Bluebird
Sat 10/11 Memphis TN – Hi Tone
Tue 10/14 Austin TX- Parish
Wed 10/15Dallas TX – The Loft
Fri 10/17 Atlanta GA – The Earl
Sat 10/18 Nashville TN- Mercy Lounge

I will be attending the Austin show, and then driving up the next day for the Dallas show. Would you like to attend? I was going to do the Atlanta show, but it will be at my ex-girlfriend’s Dad’s bar… so that would be awkward.  Buy your airplane tickets today – it is going to be a hell of a couple of shows!


Entry filed under: High Kicks, Music, Travel, Uncle Bob.

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  • 1. Nate to the Rageous  |  June 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    You idiot.

    Complete moron.

    I don’t mean that.

    You’d like this, I think.

  • 2. Robert  |  June 25, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I can confirm – I like it!

  • 3. Kiala  |  June 25, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Oh, that’s in October! Wait, why isn’t he coming here? Doesn’t he want to get drunk with me? I’m going to email him with my writer cred.

  • 4. Robert  |  June 26, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Yeah – just email him. I’m sure he’s already heard of you! I have a list of 5-15 questions that you can ask him for me.

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