Spencer’s Gone Space Pop

This new jam from Portland’s ubiquitous popster, Spencer Albee (As Fast As, Rustic Overtones, Rocktopus), is an interesting change in direction. Most recently, The School Spirit Mafia took the Beatles to the Polyphonic Spree, but this new project is closer to Beck and the Gorillaz. Space Versus Speed will debut on August 10, and finds Albee joined by Nate Nadeau and Neil Collins. This first track, “I Rok,” also features Sayid and Jamie Colpoys. I haven’t heard anything else yet, but from what I’ve been told it’s a little more classic rock than this electronic-influenced track.

<a href="http://spaceversusspeed.bandcamp.com/track/i-rok">I Rok by Space versus Speed</a>

There’s also a video promoting the group here.