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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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