yay! pitchfork says:
For his second album with fellow Guided by Voices member Chris Slusarenko as the Takeovers, Robert Pollard has assembled more than even his fair share of top-shelf indie rock guests. Sure, Stephen Malkmus appears, but so does Mudhoney's Dan Peters, the Decemberists' John Moen, and Tad Doyle of defunct Sub Poppers Tad.
The new album, Bad Football, will see release June 12 on Off Records. The label is also currently hosting MP3 downloads of three tracks from the album: "Father's Favorite Temperature", "Molly & Zack", and "My Will". Plus, if you go to the Takeovers' MySpace page, you can download those three tracks and a fourth: "I Can See My Dog".
Bad Football is the follow-up to Turn to Red, one of an infinite number of albums Pollard released last year due to a deal he made with the space-time continuum in exchange for his hair color.