Release Date: May 20, 2008
Record label: Polyvinyl
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Experimental
Boo! Human just wouldn't be a Joan of Arc record without strategic modes of operation involving some matter of constraint and shifting lineups; here it's reported to involve a lone week of recording time and a simple sign-up sheet for musicians willing to back Tim Kinsella's songs and vocals. (For the most part, this entails Joan of Arc regulars Sam Zurick, Bobby Burg, and Mike Kinsella, plus others including Wilco's Leroy Bach, Bonnie "Prince" Billy regular Emmett Kelly, and Town and Country's Josh Abrams and Ben Vida. ) Most similar in sound and execution to So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness, Boo! Human matches Kinsella's intricate journalistic observations with the band's jarring, occasionally atonal accompaniment.