Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
Big Dipper Crashes on the Platinum Planet is the latest, and perhaps boldest, excursion into the perilous realm of Astronomy Pop by veteran indie-rockers Big Dipper. Inspired by a triumphant reunion tour in support of Merge Records’ 2008 3-disc retrospective Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology, the band returned from the stratosphere with a stellar collection of brand new songs. Just a few weeks after touring, Big Dipper began recording the new material in Gary Waleik’s top-secret Command Module studio. The album boasts cover art by Guided By Voices’ main-man Rob Pollard, a huge Big Dipper fan (Pollard rates them the 20th greatest band in rock history, #19 being T. Rex!) Big Dipper Crashes on the Platinum Planet will be launched from the Almost Ready Records platform on this November 27.