(Looks like there is a slight delay in the pressing of Superman Was A Rocker. The CD will be shipping from Rockathon Records on January 30th, in stores on February 11th. And the vinyl will not be ready until the end of February. Considering how spoiled we are with our mountain of Pollard music, I think we can afford to wait a bit until everything's square.)
Happy 2008, kids! I'm back from the dead, roused from my internet non-existance to bring much news from the Bob-iverse. Over the next few days, watch this space for both long overdue and more timely announcements...
First off, this very day is day one for pre-orders of Pollard's inaugural 2008 album, Superman Was A Rocker! Our long-lived friends at Rockathon Records
are standing by for your order of this Happy Jack Rock Records release (available January 29th in both the popular CD and vinyl formats).
As discussed in the 2008 release thread
(newly updated), this mini-LP is very unique- over 20 years of hand-picked Guided By Voices and solo instrumentals with new Robert Pollard vocals and melodies over top. It features GBV collaborators Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, Tobin Sprout, Kevin March, Doug Gillard, Tim Tobias and Nate Farley. Yes way!
Speaking of, a sneak preview MP3 of the previously (and deservedly) hyped single "Love Your Spacemen" is available this very moment for download and listening pleasure
! The unheard-of songwriting duo of Bob Pollard and Kevin March have come up with a gem. Check it out.
And while you're whipped up in a rock frenzy, take a moment to enjoy a preview of Navalorama's Superman Was A Rocker webpage
! It's still under construction but my man in Belgium, Dave Crunelle (creator of the Superman Was A Rocker cover art and graphics), has even more info and fun to share about this amazing release.
Good times for Pollard fans, superman and mere mortals alike...