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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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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

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

Robert Pollard – “Tonight’s The Rodeo”

Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has another new album on the way (following Honey Locust Honky Tonk and Mouseman Cloud earlier this year) titled…
Miles Bowe | September 26, 2013 - 10:38 am

Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils Prep New LPs

Robert Pollard completists, prepare to update your spreadsheets and add a new display case to your "Uncle Bob" room. In keeping with his prolific rep,…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2013 - 9:57 am

Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix

This week, for the 237th time, our country tis of thee will celebrate its Miss Independence. Which means that this week, for the fourth time,…
Amrit Singh | July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Teenage Guitar – “Atlantic Cod”

The reunited Guided By Voices have released a staggering four new albums since last January, and ultra-prolific frontman Robert Pollard also has a new solo…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2013 - 10:30 am

Robert Pollard – “I Killed A Man Who Looks Just Like You”

In the past year and a half, the reunited classic-lineup Guided By Voices have released a jaw-dropping four studio albums, somehow outdoing the output of…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2013 - 11:57 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix -- MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. -- in March we finally came upon a…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Guided By Voices – “Flunky Minnows”

The insanely prolific Guided By Voices will release a brand new LP English Little League, a follow-up to January's Down By The Racetrack EP. Here's…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 22, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Guided By Voices Albums From Worst To Best

I grew up in Columbus, OH, only a Pabst-splash away from Guided By Voices' hometown, Dayton. Yet I found out about Guided by Voices like…
David Holmes | March 13, 2013 - 11:55 am

Guided By Voices – “Copy Zero”

The reunited Guided By Voices somehow released three full-length albums over the course of 2012; evidently, they couldn’t wait to get back to their absurdly-prolific…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2013 - 5:28 pm

2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr.
Chris DeVille | December 31, 2012 - 11:55 am

Guided By Voices – “She Lives In An Airport”

Keeping track of Bob Pollard's creative output isn't exactly an easy or enjoyable task -- sometimes it seems like the dude is just bent on…
Michael Nelson | October 22, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Guided by Voices – “Keep It In Motion” Video (Feat. Jon Glaser)

GBV's "Keep It In Motion" comes from the "classic" lineup's second full-length this year. First of all, that these indie elders are producing at this…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Guided By Voices – “Class Clown Spots A UFO (New Version)”

"Class Clown Spots A UFO" is the title track from Guided By Voices' forthcoming LP, though it's been knocking around under different titles, and via…
Amrit Singh | May 10, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Guided By Voices – “Keep It In Motion”

The reunited classic-lineup version of Guided By Voices appears to be back to its old prodigious ways. At the very beginning of the year, the…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Robert Pollard – “Obvious #1″

Guided By Voices just released Let's Go Eat The Factory earlier this year, so a solo album from Robert Pollard is long overdue. In March,…
Amrit Singh | February 20, 2012 - 9:52 am

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week's biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did this…
Stereogum | January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Guided By Voices Do Letterman, Narrowly Avoid Injury

Last night, reformed indie heroes Guided By Voices appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman, busting through with "The Unsinkable Fats Domino," the first…
Tom Breihan | January 4, 2012 - 10:24 am

Album Of The Week: Guided By Voices Let’s Go Eat The Factory

An important thing to remember about the Guided By Voices reunion: They were the weird old guys in the club the first time around, too.
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2012 - 3:12 pm