27 March 2009

Elder Statesmen

It's just wonderfully good news to hear that a new record by hot shot new act Cosmos will hit in this part of the universe on June 9 through Happy Jack Rock. The 14 track slab of pop goodness entitled Jar of Jam Ton of Bricks is a collaboration between two of pop rock's upper echelon of taste makers: Robert Pollard & Richard Davies. The two had had a long running correspondence that inevitably led to the idea of collaboration. Davies agreed to work up music and Pollard would pen his distinctive brand of lyrical musing. And lo! the Cosmos was born. Everyone knows the prolific Pollard - he of the 10,000 records and one certain band dubbed Guided by Voices - though Davies and his sparkling psychedlic pop craftsmanship have flown a little further under the radar in acts like The Moles and Cardinal as well as the excellent solo effort Telegraph. The pairing is sure to satisfy your other-worldly delights.

Magnet has a preview track as does Stereogum.

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