With this year’s turn toward tape hiss and rusty-hinged rock sounds, it’s nice to hear something fresh from the voice that guided them all (all the time, listen to GBV all the time). It’s not like “hearing something new” from Bob Pollard has ever been a problem, but on “How Wrong You Are” the prolific lo-fi fountainhead is in rare form, delivering one of his more repeatable tracks in awhile with Boston Spaceships, his young project with John Moen and Chris Slusarenko. The forthcoming Zero To 99 is their third album since forming in 2008, because of course they’ve put out three albums in two years. “How Wrong” has Pollard’s voice in fine form, crafting a good hook around living like a stuntman, supporting all the ladies in his life, and still realizing there’s a lot he won’t know about the world, but the Chris Slusarenko, Sean Croghan, and Eric Pritchett-directed video is less about Bob and more about an unhinged town crier who just wants Boston Spaceships to go away. Of course, they’re helmed by one of the most prodigious songwriters in the history of ever, so guy should probably find a new cause to be on the wrong side of. (With that sort of fire and fervor, I’m thinking health care.)

Take it:

That comes from Zero To 99 due 10/6 via Guided By Voices, Inc. Buy it at Robert Pollard’s webstore.

Comments (6)
  1. Good song always love to here what the Bob puts out.

    Anybody notice the record shop the guy was in is Jackpot Records in downtown Portland.

  2. asiler  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0

    this would be the the Boston Spaceships 3rd LP.

    2nd BS album released this year.

  3. fv  |   Posted on Oct 4th, 2009 0

    this would be the 3rd Boston Spaceships LP released in 12 months

    and they are better than 99.99999% of any band that’s mentioned on here

  4. Peggy Day  |   Posted on Oct 5th, 2009 0

    Saw his art exhibit…The new album cover is classic Bob…

  5. dmass  |   Posted on Oct 5th, 2009 0


  6. notonanyday  |   Posted on Oct 5th, 2009 0

    Sean Croghan!!!!!!

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