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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 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

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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2011 - 2:22 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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.
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | October 2, 2009 - 11:58 am