The new Guided By Voices album Please Be Honest is a curious beast. For one thing, frontman Robert Pollard hasn’t really reunited the band, which has broken up a few times now. Instead, he plays every instrument on the new LP. And while Pollard was always the band’s primary driving force, he’s also released a ton of non-GBV records, both solo and from various other bands. His last solo album came out just last month! So what makes Please By Honest a Guided By Voices album and not a Robert Pollard album? Is it the music itself? I guess we’ll all have to figure that out for ourselves. We’ve already posted the new-album track “My Zodiac Companion,” and now you can stream the whole GBV album below, via Noisey.
Please Be Honest is out 4/22. Guided By Voices are touring with a new lineup this summer.