Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Boston Spaceships On Boston Spaceships (Robert Pollard with John Moen of Decemberists): "Winston's Atomic Bird" [Video]

At the rate Robert Pollard forms bands, it'd be a shame to get him sidetracked coming up with video ideas, too. Pollard's newest group, Boston Spaceships, which also features John Moen (Decemberists, Perhapts) and Chris Slusarenko (Guided by Voices, the Takeovers), held one of these new-fangled fan contests to select a clip for "Winston's Atomic Bird", a brawny classic-rocker from the band's new Brown Submarine. The winning entry, directed by The Man Sherm, revolves around a man who takes a coat from a suitcase on a beach and then plays cards with a character in a mask (a reference to the cover of GBV's Mag Earwig). Another guy, this one in a Robert Pollard mask, looks on, as the game winner takes a trip that leaves us with that old "X-Files" slogan: "I want to believe." Original post.

Upcoming Boston Spaceships live dates:
9/25 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/26 Cleveland, OH
@ Grog Shop
9/27 Washington, DC
@ Black Cat
9/29 Philadelphia, PA
@ Johnny Brenda’s
9/30 Boston, MA
@ Paradise
10/1 New York, NY
@ Highline Ballroom
10/3 Ann Arbor, MI
@ Blind Pig
10/4 Dayton, OH
@ Dayton Music Fest
10/6 Chicago, IL
@ Double Door
10/7 St. Paul, MN
@ Turf Club
10/9 Champaign, IL
@ High Dive
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
@ E.A.R.L.
10/18 Nashville, TN
@ Mercy Lounge

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