Don't judge an album by its cover. The Boston Spaceships, one of Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard's many side projects, have released their final LP, and it's one big hairy mess. Twenty-six tracks and two discs worth of stretchy stadium-fuzz and disheveled one-offs might sound like a bit of overkill, even for Pollard, but the band brought in some notable guests to knock it out of the park, including Colin Newman (Wire), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), Mick Collins (The Dirtbombs), Dave Rick (Phantom Tollbooth), and Mitch Mitchell (Guided by Voices). The press release claims that Let It Beard is the "White Album meets Quadrophenia meets Jesus Christ Superstar meets Same Place The Fly Got Smashed." Now, I realize that sounds unequivocally wack, but it is actually all those things in the best way possible. Of course, it still can't compete with this guy.
You can stream the trailer for the album below.