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If you’ve spent any time watching television in the last several years, you’ve probably had the dubious pleasure of watching Pitbull try to sell you Bud Light. These ads tend to feature the hip hop star in a white suit and dark shades, holding a condensation-dripping bottle of Anheuser-Busch’s biggest seller, surrounded by women wearing… More »

“The club is open!” No other phrase out of Robert Pollard’s mouth ever rang quite so true. The once-again-former Guided By Voices frontman deals almost exclusively in the surreal, but the climactic lyric from Alien Lanes opener “A Salty Salute” is ridiculously literal coming from a band known for marathon three-hour sets anywhere American lager… More »

Like Mormonism, Guided By Voices worship is practiced worldwide, but the literal and spiritual homeland is especially dense with the faithful. Whereas all things LDS originate from Utah, the heart of GBV nation is Ohio. We Ohio indie-rock fans are extremely proud of our favorite sons, so much so that our state produces an innumerable… More »

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Ricked Wicky – “Poor Substitute” (Stereogum Premiere)

Is the Earth still spinning? Check. Is Robert Pollard's heart still beating? Check. Then you can be sure a new batch of brilliantly demented lo-fi…
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2015 - 11:27 am

Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Guided By Voices’ “Tractor Rape Chain”

"Tractor Rape Chain" is one of the most classic songs on Bee Thousand, one of Guided By Voices' most classic albums. And even though the…
Chris DeVille | March 27, 2015 - 4:04 pm
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Robert Pollard – “Up And Up And Up”

Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has been unleashing material on his own ever since the band officially called it quits in September of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 16, 2015 - 3:19 pm
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In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I've put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year's band breakups. It's a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side.
Scott Lapatine | December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm
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Ricked Wicky (Robert Pollard) – “Mobility”

Less than a month ago, Guided By Voices announced their for-real-this-time breakup, and it probably shouldn't suprise anyone that frontman Robert Pollard already has a…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Guided By Voices Break Up (Again)

Guided By Voices already broke up once, and very ceremoniously so, with a lengthy 2004 farewell tour culminating in a New Year's Eve blowout i…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2014 - 5:38 pm
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Dogfish Head Debuts Guided By Voices Beer Called BEER Thousand

Just in time for the 20th anniversary of Guided By Voices' landmark Bee Thousand, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is releasing a GBV tribute beer called…
Chris DeVille | June 20, 2014 - 1:53 pm
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Guided By Voices – “Bad Love Is Easy To Do” Video (Feat. Katy Goodman)

"Bad Love Is Easy To Do," the lead single from Guided By Voices' Cool Planet, now has a video featuring comedians Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey,…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2014 - 11:37 am
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Watch The White House’s GBV Stan Jay Carney Introduce Them In D.C.

On Friday night, Guided By Voices stan and White House press secretary Jay Carney introduced the band at a sold-out show in Washington, D.C. Carney…
James Rettig | May 26, 2014 - 1:36 pm
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Guided By Voices – “Table At Fool’s Tooth”

You didn't really think we'd make it to summer without a second Guided By Voices album this year, did you? The lo-fi legends are back…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2014 - 11:02 am

Guided By Voices – “Bad Love Is Easy To Do”

Guided By Voices are not going to slow down for you or anyone. The Ohio indie rock OGs just released their last album Motivational Jumpsuit
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2014 - 11:51 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For whatever reason, this is the week that many of the old music-video-director gods awakened to walk the earth again. Their names, chanted aloud, inspire…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2014 - 3:28 pm
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Guided By Voices – “Planet Score” Video (Feat. Rob Corddry, Breaking Bad’s Badger)

Now that their hiatus is long over, Guided By Voices absolutely will not stop releasing new albums, so it should be no surprise that their…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2014 - 10:40 am
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Robert Pollard Discusses His Historic No-Hitter

As a songwriter, Guided By Voices leader Robert Pollard is not known for his batting average; when he hits, he hits big, but you have…
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2014 - 6:07 pm
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Guided By Voices – “Littlest League Possible”

Is it time for a new Guided By Voices album? Well, is it time for a new tank of gas, a fresh coat of nail…
Chris DeVille | November 27, 2013 - 12:02 pm
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Guided By Voices’ Feud With eBaying Ex-Drummer Gets Ugly

We reported last week that longtime Guided By Voices drummer Kevin Fennell had put his drum kit up on eBay for the easy one time…
Miles Bowe | October 24, 2013 - 11:19 am
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Guided By Voices Drummer Puts Kit On eBay For $55k

It's hard to imagine a hardcore Guided By Voices fan with an extra $55,000 lying around, if only because purchasing every GBV-related release is a…
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2013 - 2:56 pm
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