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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, the Guided By Voices frontman will (flying) kick out six new releases under his various guises between now and February, culminating in a new GBV album early next year. More »

By: 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, our blog will celebrate the arrival of Cruel Summer, our annual heartbreak of a mixtape. Tradition. Times have changed since our 2010, 2011, and 2012 installments. Namely, nobody releases free… More »

By: 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 album coming out in July. But that’s not enough! Before that solo album even lands, Pollard will debut a new mostly-solo side project called Teenage Guitar. In this one, Pollard… More »

By: 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 their first incarnation. The last one was English Little League, which dropped just last week. So naturally, frontman Robert Pollard has wasted zero time announcing his next solo album HoneyMore »

By: 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 solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: 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 “Funky Minnows,” quick and quirky, like most of the best GBV tracks, a little bit about love, a little bit about the thrill of a microscope — Robert Pollard doe… More »

By: 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 much of the rest of America, through SPIN Magazine and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, partly because I was still pretty young during GBV’s first decade of output, and partly because… More »

By: 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 fighting weight. And they’re already planning a new release: An EP called Down By The Racetrack, arriving next week. Check out one of its tracks, the wistful and sloppily catchy… More »

By: 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. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

By: 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 utterly exhausting his fanbase. Yet, somehow, he never tires. Honestly, he must have a superhuman constitution. The “classic” GBV lineup are set to release their third album of 2012, TheMore »

By: 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 clip, let alone with results as assured and ingratiating as “Keep It In Motion,” should throw most young rock-band whippersnappers headlong into a deep shame spiral. And with the video… More »

By: 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 different recording sessions, for a very long time. (Rolling Stone pegs the first iteration as an ’80s-era Pollard composition titled “Crocker’s Favorite Song,” which is a very long time ago!)… More »

By: 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 band released the strong reunion album Let’s Go Eat The Factory. Just a few months later, they’re already planning to release their next full-length up on us. The next one… More »

By: 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, GBV’s Budweiser bard releases Mouseman Cloud, an album Fire Records says has an emphasis on “wordplay rather than melody.” The first single’s “Obvious #1,” and you can assess its relative… More »

By: 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 because sometimes it’s hard to know what was the biggest story, and it helps to have a scientific and definitive list of these things to keep everyone from arguing i… More »

By: 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 single from their new Album Of The Week Let’s Go Eat The Factory. And there’s a lot to like about the performance: The second-nature showmanship, the classic-rock hooks, the fact… More »

By: 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. Back in the day, the music press had an easy time lumping them in with the then-ascendant wave of lo-fi indie rock wiseacres: Pavement, Sebadoh, Smog, about a million others. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Stream Guided By Voices Let’s Go Eat The Factory

First, Robert Pollard announced that he’d reunited with the mighty mid-’90s lineup of his scratchy hall-of-fame power-pop crew Guided By Voices. Then, he announced that the reunion wouldn’t be just a victory-lap tour; they’d also gotten together to record a brand new album called Let’s Go Eat The Factory. And now it’s here. The entire… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2011 - 8:59 am

Guided By Voices – “One, Two, Three, Four”

The “Doughtnut For A Snowman” 7” dropped a little while ago, and today one of the release’s four B-sides (not at all sure how that works) was officially made available for streaming. Check out the slowtempo, ’60s-hearkening psych groove “One, Two, Three, Four” down below. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 12, 2011 - 11:50 am

Guided By Voices – “So High”

The classic mid-’90s lineup of Guided By Voices is once again back at work, and their new album Let’s Go Eat The Factory is coming at the very top of next year. They’ve already released a single for the new jam “Doughnut For A Snowman,” and one of its B-sides is a 44-second nugget called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2011 - 2:22 pm