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Portastatic - Bright Ideas FLAC album

Performer: Portastatic
Genre: Rock
Title: Bright Ideas
Country: Japan
Released: 2005
Style: Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1158 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1993 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1824 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 599

On Bright Ideas he delivers another inventive album that never lets up. The flat-out brilliant songs ( I Wanna Know Girls, Truckstop Cassettes ) are surrounded by a mix of good ones, as McCaughan delivers one solid tune after another, each with its own charms. Over the past 15 years Portastatic itarist Mac McCaughan has been (relatively) quietly producing a large body of high-quality, adventurous work as a solo artist and as part of semi-defunct Superchunk. On Bright Ideas he delivers another inventive album that never lets up.

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Portastatic's Bright Ideas might just be their best record yet. Seeing as how the track record of Mac McCaughan's group is scattered with nothing but low-key gem after gem, that is high praise. It is the first full album he has released since his main band, Superchunk, went into the clichéd realm of indefinite hiatus, and while only Mac knows if any of these songs could have ended up as Superchunk songs, if they had the record they appeared on would have been hailed as a triumphant return to form. Not that they really ever slumped anywhere except in the eyes of the indie press

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Bright Ideas is Portastatic's fifth studio album. It was released on Merge Records on August 23, 2005. The album was the first Portastatic album that was completely recorded in a modern studio. The album was recorded at Tiny Telephone Studio in San Francisco, California and engineered by Tim Mooney.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Bright Ideas
Bass – Mac*Drums – Tim Mooney
2 Through With People
3 White Wave
4 I Wanna Know Girls
Violin – Genevieve Gagon
5 Little Fern
6 Truckstop Cassettes
Bass [Upright Bass] – Danny Pearson*Drums – Tim MooneyViolin – Genevieve Gagon
7 The Soft Rewind
Backing Vocals – Matthew McCaughan*
8 Registered Ghost
Electric Piano – Jason Borger
9 Center Of The World
10 Full Of Stars
Piano – Jason BorgerViolin – Genevieve Gagon

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Merge Records
  • Copyright (c) – Merge Records
  • Copyright (c) – Mac McCaughan
  • Made By – Americ Disc
  • Recorded At – Tiny Telephone
  • Mixed At – Uwharrie Ridge Road
  • Mastered At – Studio B Mastering


  • Artwork By [Map] – J. Vanderslice
  • Bass – Jim Wilbur
  • Drums – Matthew McCaughan*
  • Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, Written-By – Mac McCaughan
  • Mastered By – Dave Harris
  • Mixed By – Brian Paulson
  • Painting [Cover Painting] – Neil Farber
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – Andrew Paynter
  • Photography By [Other Pictures], Layout – Mac*
  • Recorded By [Recorded With] – Tim Mooney


All songs © 2005 Mac McCaughan, © & ℗ Merge Records 2005.

Recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco.
Mixed at Uwharrie Ridge Road in Chatham County.
Mastered at Studio B.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 3617295632 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 036172956326
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L482
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI8103
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC 2JAC2<0241>MRG263CD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PCD-23656 Portastatic Bright Ideas ‎(CD, Album) Merge Records PCD-23656 Japan 2005