Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas is Portastatic's fifth studio album. It was released on Merge Records on August 23, 2005 [2]

Bright Ideas
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 23, 2005
GenreIndie rock
ProducerMac McCaughan
Portastatic chronology
Summer of the Shark
Bright Ideas
Be Still Please
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The album was the first Portastatic album that was completely recorded in a modern studio. Previous albums were either partially or completely recorded on a Portastudio 4-track recorder. The album was recorded at Tiny Telephone Studio in San Francisco, California and engineered by Tim Mooney.[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Bright Ideas"
  2. "Through With People"
  3. "White Wave"
  4. "I Wanna Know Girls"
  5. "Little Fern"
  6. "Truckstop Cassettes"
  7. "The Soft Rewind"
  8. "Registered Ghost"
  9. "Center of the World"
  10. "Full of Stars"


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ ""
  3. ^ ""Merge Records Website."". Archived from the original on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2010-11-10.