Guided By Voices – “My Zodiac Companion”

Last month, we reported that Guided By Voices are reuniting to headline Calgary’s Sled Island Music Festival this summer. But it’s not the same classic GBV lineup that was touring a couple of years ago; it’s a whole new one built around frontman Robert Pollard. And now there’s a new Guided By Voices album coming out, but it’s basically a Pollard solo album; he plays every instrument on it. Maybe he’s reviving the name because the new songs fit the GBV tradition, or maybe he realizes that people care more when his old band’s name is attached. Either way, the new album is called Please Be Honest, and it’s coming out next month. First single “My Zodiac Companion” is a clanging, hooky rocker, and you can hear it below, via MOJO.

Please Be Honest is out 4/22. The new Pollard solo album Of Course You Are just came out last week on Fire.