Robert Pollard's Boston Spaceships Reveal 'Let It Beard' Details, Get J Mascis, Steve Wynn and Colin Newman to Guest

Robert Pollard's Boston Spaceships Reveal 'Let It Beard' Details, Get J Mascis, Steve Wynn and Colin Newman to Guest
Last year, we reported that ex-Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard would have an exceptionally prolific ten months with the planned release of five different albums. Among them was Let It Beard, an album from his Boston Spaceships project. Originally slated for release in May, the full-length now finally has a firm release date, tracklist, cover art and all those other new-album details.

Let It Beard is a 75-minute double album that Pollard himself describes as "a subconscious concept album about the sorry state of rock and roll," adding that it sounds like "the White Album meets Quadrophenia meets Jesus Christ Superstar."

In addition to the three members that make up Boston Spaceships -- Pollard, GBV's Chris Slusarenko and Decemberists' John Moen -- Let It Beard features strings, horns, a female soul singer and guest appearances from Wire's Colin Newman, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, the Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn, the Dirtbombs' Mick Collins, Phantom Tollbooth's Dave Rick and Pollard's former GBV collaborator Mitch Mitchell.

Let It Beard will be available on CD, double vinyl and as a digital download on August 2 via GBV Inc. That tracklisting is below and the cover is above.

Let It Beard:

1. "Blind 20-20"
2. "Juggernaut Vs. Monolith"
3. "Tourist U.F.O."
4. "Minefield Searcher"
5. "Make A Record For Lo-life"
6. "Let More Light In The House"
7. "You Just Can't Tell"
8. "Chevy Marigold"
9. "Earmarked For Collision"
10. "Toppings Take The Cake"
11. "Tabby And Lucy"
12. "(I'll Make It) Strong For You"
13. "A Hair In Every Square Inch Of The House"
14. "The Ballad Of Bad Whiskey"
15. "I Took On The London Guys"
16. "Red Bodies"
17. "A Dozen Blue Overcoats"
18. "Pincushion"
19. "Christmas Girl"
20. "Let It Beard"
21. "The Vicelords"
22. "German Field Of Shadows"
23. "Speed Bumps"
24. "No Steamboats"
25. "You In My Prayer"
26. "Inspiration Points"