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“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 »

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Ricked Wicky – “Poor Substitute” Video (Feat. Rob & Nate Corddry, Matt Jones, & Seth Morris)

Ever since they officially broke up (again) last year, Guided By Voices' Robert Pollard has kept extremely busy. He's been releasing songs under his ow…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 29, 2015 - 11:30 am

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

Ricked Wicky (Robert Pollard) – “Tomfoole Terrific” (Stereogum Premiere)

Even though Guided By Voices officially broke up last fall, former frontman Robert Pollard has been releasing plenty of material to fill some of that…
Lisa Brown | June 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

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

Sweet Apple – “Reunion” (Feat. Robert Pollard) Video

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis leads the riff-rock side project Sweet Apple, but the band's namesake is Dave Sweetapple, the Witch member who also plays i…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2014 - 12:05 pm

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

Cocktails – “Bob Pollard’s Mind” (Stereogum Premiere)

San Francisco rockers Cocktails play what Father/Daughter Records calls "no-frills blue collar power-pop," and they do it well. Next month the label will release a…
Chris DeVille | May 12, 2014 - 11:06 am

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

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

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

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

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

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 ha…
Amrit Singh | October 25, 2011 - 12:27 pm

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

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

Stream Shins, Bright Eyes, National Covering Merge Classics

Merge Records turns 20 this year and the celebration is well underway. Last week we told you about the five-day summer fest in North Carolina
Scott Lapatine | April 8, 2009 - 1:55 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
brandon | March 25, 2009 - 11:10 am