Arts & Crafts with the Boulder Acoustic Society!

You could purloin a copy of Boulder Acoustic Society's new album, Punchline, using whatever methods you kids use to rip music off the internet, but then how would you see the band in 3D?

When you purchase a hard copy of Punchline, out August 18th on Nine Mile Records, not only do you get the satisfaction of supporting a deserving local band, you also get your very own "Stereoscopic" viewing kit. We've spent the last half-hour playing with it for your previewing pleasure.

Step 1: The thing starts out shaped like a CD case. Hang on, folks, we're just getting started.

Step 2: Take the instructional sleeve off, pull the CD out from its hidey-hole in the back of the package, and put it in your player of choice. Let the fresh folk wash over you.

Step 3: Read the instructions. If you're a wuss, that is. Come on, people, it's not that hard. Don't even look at that picture. We can do this. Step 4: A bend here, a Velcro there, and bam! You've got your very own cardboard View-Master. Step 5: Place one of the five photo inserts in the appropriate slots. I know it seems like Kailin Yong's fiddle is going to poke you in the eye, but you're safe, I promise.

Sure, it's a little gimmicky, but you have to admire the attention to detail. That probably costs a lot more to manufacture, and I challenge you to resist the temptation to try it out if you get your hands on Punchline.

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