Yes, it`s a "new" Pillbugs record. Note, the quotations, though. In fact, this is a special compilation for the band that starts off with two excellent *new* tracks. If you are a fan and completist, do you need to buy this? You have to make that call, the soundbites to one of those tracks is below(song #3), but if you are unfamiliar with The Pillbugs or own one or two of their albums, YES. Look at this one very, very carefully. The band have here a formidable compilation of their most serious forays into guitar-based psychedelia (which includes some remixes) - with the opening two tracks on the album being brand new, never before heard perfect pop confections. Their press release describes these new tracks, thusly: Track 1 is downright REVOLVER-esque with sitars galore, evoking early TRAFFIC. Track 2 is one of the most perfect pop songs we have heard in years with chiming guitars and gorgeous harmonies. The album also boasts sophisticated sounds that would make BILL NELSON of BE BOP DELUXE smile. This is a must-have album for any Rainbow Quartz fans of MYRACLE BRAH and COTTON MATHER - and just about any fan of 21st Century BEATLE-esque pop and rock. "Seasoned vets offer seamless 60Ã�Â�s British psych(The Move, Beatles, Tomorrow, Pink Floyd) sans cloying nostalgia. An arsenal of sounds worth of a George Martin production" - Big Takeover.
The band have four albums of some notoriety(this comp takes tracks from their first three, not their latest studio effort): one landed them as the first rock band in history to release a double CD of all new original songs as their debut release (The Pillbugs), and another is the only known rock CD to contain a Viewmaster reel (The 3-Dimensional In-Popcycle Dream). Their third album Happy Birthday is considered their poppiest effort, and summer 2007 finally saw the release of Buzz For Aldrin. Their first release on Rainbow Quartz, Monclovia, is a "best of" The PillbugsÃ�Â� heavier guitar sound. The dozen strong, catchy tracks were hand-picked from previous releases by Rainbow Quartz label owner Jim McGarry and promises to put The Pillbugs on the map. If you are new to the band or only own one or two of their releases, you gotta make serious note of this!
"Song #1" - mp3
"Song #2" - mp3
"Song #3" - mp3
"Song #4" - mp3