Guided By Voices – “Dr. Feelgood Falls Off The Ocean”

A good Guided By Voices song hits you like the blood rushing back in after your arm falls asleep. The latest single off the forthcoming August By Cake — the band’s first ever double-LP and Robert Pollard’s 100th album ever — “Dr. Feelgood Falls Off The Ocean” is one of those unmistakable fizzy pep rockers for which this band has long since perfected the formula. It has a gnarly, marching guitar riff that sets the pace alongside a cranking drum machine, all tied together as always by Pollard’s theatrical gusto. “If you could be anywhere in the world now,” he asks, and you already know your answer wouldn’t be anywhere else but right here in the crisp warmth of this song. Listen below.

August By Cake is out 4/7 via GBV, Inc.