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Album Review: Guided by Voices – Space Gun

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Not Forgotten: Guided by Voices – Motivational Jumpsuit

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Ahead of the release of their latest album ‘Styles We Paid For’, Guided By Voices have released their latest single. Crash At Lake Placebo. Despite the lockdown restrictions, GBV found a way, the members recording in five different states to bring together the bands third album of 2020. Crash At Lake Placebo is the sort …

Ohio’s most prolific indie rockers, Guided By Voices, have teased their 32nd album, ‘Styles We Paid For’, with a punchy new song called ‘Mr. Child’. A statement from the band explains that the song is about a Peter Pan-style figure who refuses to grow up. It showcases the playing skills of bassist Mark Shue and …

Having formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1983, Guided By Voices are nearly as old as the author of this album review. They were responsible for my favourite indie rock album of last year, ‘Sweating the Plague’, which they followed up earlier this year with the rather less impressive ‘Surrender Your Poppy Field’. The band have …

THERE’S every chance that by the time you’ve finished reading this sentence Guided By Voices will have recorded and released their next three albums, such is their legendary work ethic and productivity. I don’t recall reading a single feature on Robert Pollard which hasn’t focused on this incredible feat of industriousness (107 albums and counting); …

Matador Records has announced a 25th Anniversary vinyl edition of Guided By Voices’ 1995 album Alien Lanes. Inspired by the multicolored drumhead featured on the album’s artwork, this new edition is pressed on blue, green and red multicolored vinyl making it the first non-exclusive color vinyl edition of this release. A limited edition Guided By Voices keyring / …

What the hell is that noise? Oh never mind, here’s a very Guided by Voices by riff… and here’s another one overlaying it, and then we’re in to Space Gun. After just the blink of an eye, Guided by Voices are once again back and sounding in fine fettle, and “Space Gun” as a song …

An overlooked rather than a forgotten classic, Motivational Jumpsuit was the first of two albums by Guided by Voices that were released in quick succession in the first half of 2014, before they once again called it a day last September. Less of a disorientating skip through Robert Pollard and Tobin Sprout’s collective muse than …

Guided by Voices are one of those acts where I genuinely cannot remember where or when I first heard their name, but I’ve known it for a while now. I guess he first time they registered on my radar as anything more than just a name, was about nine years ago when a Canadian friend …