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Milk Carton Superstars are a couple guys pulling riffs and rhymes out of thin air and turning them into rock & roll songs. The band formed in 2007 when old friends Guy Larmay (guitars, bass, more) and Jim Myers (vocals, drums, more still) resumed their songwriting partnership after a decade-long hiatus. They released their first self-recorded album Please Keep Smiling in 2009, and followed up in 2011 with Into the Future Backwards. Teaming with producer Justin Beckler for their third album, 2013′s Sesame Streetcar Named Disaster is powered by a catalog of rock guitar tones and agile bass lines, with lyrical narratives that reflect on chances taken, losses endured, curses befriended and fears accepted if not allayed. Disparate echoes of Syd Barrett, Black Sabbath and Bo Diddley-fueled Clash combine with ambitious harmonies to illuminate the 11 tracks, as we meet (among others) a literally worthless superhero, philosophical beauty queens, an angry mob taking a lunch break and what is reported to be the last pigeon in the country. Milk Carton Superstars continue to play shows (often accompanied by bassist Jeff Boyce) and write new material, with tentative plans to release two new songs on a vinyl 45 in late 2013.