(Not-so) Daily Pollard. Posted On: Jan 7, 2020 17:08:37 GMT
Post by Deleted on Jan 7, 2020 17:08:37 GMT
This year, I want to get back to trying to discover new music. As rewarding as digging into GBV was, I missed spending time trawling through Bandcamp and reading reviews, trying to find something new to satisfy me. I want to get back to that this year so the aim is not to become obsessed by another old band.
We'll see about that Tux!
Robert Pollard almost threw up on New Year’s Eve when Guided by Voices kicked off 2020 with a 100-song set at Los Angeles’ The Teragram Ballroom.
“It was difficult because I have a bum hip,” the intrepid high-kicker tells Rolling Stone. “It felt fine for about the first two hours of the show and then it started hurting. … I didn’t hold back at all in the vocal department. You can’t. The songs are what they are and I really belt them out. There’s no way to really pace yourself or hold anything back. We just kept going toward the finish line. At about the four-hour mark I felt like I might throw up from lack of air and overexerting the diaphragm. But I made it and everyone seemed to have a good time.”
It was a fitting way to enter the New Year for Pollard, who has released more than 100 albums over the years with GBV and other projects. The prolific rocker is now set to add to that tally with a new Guided by Voices record, Surrender Your Poppy Field, out February 20th via Pollard’s own GBV Inc.
Rolling Stone has the premiere of the first single, “Volcano.” It’s a fuzzed-out, pure GBV piece of work with wailing guitars and characteristic avant-garde lyrics: “Blue are the windows I see through/ Red are the taillights in your eyes.”