Bright Ideas

Portastatic

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MRG263 | Release Date August 23, 2005

The time is long past when one could consider Portastatic a lo-fi side project. With Bright Ideas, their first full-on studio recording, Mac McCaughan, Matthew McCaughan (drums) and Jim Wilbur (bass) unleash an album brimming with confidence and verve. Recorded at Tiny Telephone and engineered by American Music Club's Tim Mooney, Bright Ideas is a rollicking, tuneful guitar-rock record made for driving fast with the windows down.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Bright Ideas 05:17 $0.99 Buy
Play Through With People 03:15 $0.99 Buy
Play White Wave 03:50 $0.99 Buy
Play I Wanna Know Girls 04:56 $0.99 Buy
Play Little Fern 03:15 $0.99 Buy
Play Truckstop Cassettes 04:53 $0.99 Buy
Play The Soft Rewind 03:53 $0.99 Buy
Play Registered Ghost 04:19 $0.99 Buy
Play Center of the World 04:06 $0.99 Buy
Play Full of Stars 03:48 $0.99 Buy

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