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Guided By Voices – “Doughnut For A Snowman”

The quote-unquote “classic” GBV lineup have a new album on the way, a new MP3 already in your iTunes, and a new stream here for your continued enjoyment of the durable highkicking Cuervo firebrand that is Bob Pollard in Guided By Voices mode. This one features a quintessential GBV vocal harmony, it’s got an impeccable… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2011 - 4:07 pm

Guided By Voices – “The Unsinkable Fats Domino”

Let’s recap: Last October, Robert Pollard reconvened Guided By Voices’ “classic” lineup for Matador’s rather epic 21st birthday gala in Vegas. The ensuing year has seen a premium placed on Cuervo and fistpumps, with GBV offering their rousing, rambling indie rock pith in 120-second bursts on tour ever since. Then came the announcement of Let’sMore »

By: Amrit Singh / October 25, 2011 - 12:27 pm

The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We’ve put together a quick list of ten excellent songs from indie’s past (and from a few associated genres), all of which end in 120 seconds or less. These tracks throw their… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am

Guided By Voices Let’s Go Eat The Factory Details

Last year, Robert Pollard reunited the mid-’90s “classic” lineup of Guided By Voices and played a whole bunch of beer-drenched marathon shows with them. There was talk that the band’s recent set at North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival would be their final reunion show, but this reunion ain’t done yet. The lineup of Pollard, Tobin Sprout,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011 - 10:01 am

Torche – “Exit Flagger” (Guided By Voices Cover)

Underground metal is generally a willfully insular world, but anthemic Florida stompers Torche don’t care about any of that. Their surging stomp is as much Superchunk as it is Slayer, and they cover three songs from indie-nation heroes Guided By Voices on a new split EP with Part Chimp. Right now, one of those covers,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2011 - 1:47 pm

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier, happier festival. Standout sets included Girls, who played heavily from their upcoming Father, Son, Holy Ghost, buzzbuilders Purity Ring and steady, show-those-tikes-how-it’s-done vets like Guided By Voices and the Descendents. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Friday Recap

The beautiful thing about a festival like Pitchfork is the genre-spanning curating: The principal principle is a commitment to independent-minded music, and from that viewpoint Pitchfork succeeds in booking the year’s best lineup for those whose RSS feeds are dominated by MP3 blogs and Google searches most frequently include the term “.rar”. The difficulty come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Northside Festival 2011 In Photos

This year was the L Magazine’s third stab at its Williamsburg-based, CMJ-reminiscent Northside Festival. And from all accounts and perspectives, it was its most successful. It was the most Northside has felt like a real thing deserving of real attention, anyway: Instead of individual venues throwing disparate shows with great bands all over town –… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 20, 2011 - 7:06 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It’ll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vegas this weekend, though in the spirit of Matador’s three-day, boozy, purely winning 21st birthday blitz through its roster history, here’s a barely bound and scattered stream of its highlights i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

Martin Courtney IV (Real Estate) – “Kicker of Elves”/”As We Go Up We Go Down” (Guided By Voices Covers)

These GBV covers by BTW Real Estate’s frontman appear on Guided By Guided By Voices, a cassette compilation out via Wild Animal Kingdom. In the spirit of a Robert Pollard collage, he opted to pair songs from different albums (Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes, respectively). Interestingly, Real Estate bandmate Alex Bleeker shows up on the… More »

By: brandon / September 10, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Guided By Voices “Classic” Tour Dates

The revival of Guided By Voices’ ’92-’96 line-up is sure to be a highlight of Matador’s 21st Birthday Festival in Vegas this fall. If you can’t make it, you’re in luck. The label’s bash is apparently just the start of a US jaunt in which Tobin Sprout, Charles “Mitch” Mitchell, Greg Demos, and Kevin Fennel… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 15, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Guided By Voices Reunite For Matador 21st Anniversary Party

Jesus Lizard put on great shows in the ’90s. Just as intense, albeit in a different way, were Guided By Voices’ acrobatic karate-kicking, beer-swilling collagist epics. It’s unclear if Robert Pollard & Co. will have as much energy in 2010 (he will), but regardless, the “classic” ’93-’96 lineup’s getting back together in Las Vegas for… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Owen Pallett – “Game Of Pricks” (Guided By Voices Cover) Live Video

One of the best songs from one of the best bands off one of the best albums. Former Fantasy Owen Pallett chose Alien Lanes’ “Game Of Pricks” for his contribution to a series the A.V. Club has going for 25 Tuesdays, getting 25 modern artists to cover 25 not-as-modern artists, because he “really like(s) the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2010 - 11:02 am

New Boston Spaceships Video – “How Wrong You Are”

With this year’s turn toward tape hiss and rusty-hinged rock sounds, it’s nice to hear something fresh from the voice that guided them all (all the time, listen to GBV all the time). It’s not like “hearing something new” from Bob Pollard has ever been a problem, but on “How Wrong You Are” the prolific… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2009 - 11:58 am

Huggy, Learny How I Met Your Mother Saved By Guided By Voices Song

This recap contains spoilers, but it also contains a montage of Ted hugging people to GBV’s “Glad Girls.” You’re right, they should’ve used “Smothered in Hugs,” but take a look anyway. More »

By: brandon / May 5, 2009 - 5:37 pm

Amazon’s 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time

Every now and then some magazine or other sort of publication decides to trot out their “100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time.” The last of note we wrote about was Blender (RIP, dudes) in 2007, so it’s ostensibly time for the folks at Amazon to show their own. Before you guffaw, the list… More »

By: brandon / March 30, 2009 - 9:26 am

The ‘Gum Drop LXXXI: Hear Cosmos (Robert Pollard & Richard Davies), Win Rock Band 2

Cosmos is the collaboration between Richard Davies (the Moles, the amazing Cardinal) and Robert Pollard (that Robert Pollard). Their debut Jar Of Jam Ton Of Bricks is out 6/9 via Happy Jack Rock. For fans of smart, singular pop, this is a dream come true … even if you’d never dreamt it. In this week’… More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2009 - 11:10 am

Cosmos – “Hail Mary”

Cosmos is the collaboration between Richard Davies (the Moles, the amazing Cardinal) and Robert Pollard (that Robert Pollard). Their debut Jar Of Jam Ton Of Bricks is out 6/9 via Happy Jack Rock. For fans of smart, singular pop, this is a dream come true … even if you’d never dreamt it. We spoke with… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2009 - 11:11 am

Stereogum x Amazon MP3 Friendly Deals #1: Guided By Voices’ Bee Thousand

Today we announce a partnership that brings you classic indie rock albums at hugely discounted prices. Every week, is letting us select one album from its MP3 store to go on super sale (up to 75% off normal prices). Hopefully you’ll be able to add these must-own LPs to your library without breaking yourMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 9, 2008 - 7:44 pm