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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.




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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.”


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« Feb 18, 2020 20:21:06 GMT »
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THIS.THREAD.SHALL.NEVER.DIE


Great little minute long gem from his solo back catalogue.

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« Feb 18, 2020 21:53:16 GMT »
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So who is this guy?

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Not massively sold on the new album on first listen.

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It’s alright, couple of big tunes on there - that’s all I ever hope for

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Had a few spins of the new one today, quite like it. Probably not as good as any of the GBV records from 2020, all of which I rated quite highly, but still a pretty good to my ears.

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BIG fan of Volcano and Arthur Has Business Elsewhere at this point.

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Fuck it, Cul-De-Sac Kids is also absolutely class.

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That’s the 1 that grabbed me most on first play.

Another 3 or 4 tunes for the POLLARD PLAYLIST

wonder how many others we’ll get this year, I’m gonna guess just one GBV plus two side projects

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I'm giving it my first listen and I gotta say I'm pleasently surprised. The production brings back the early records and the tunes feel sharper too. It might be my favourite since Class Clown... which is a stretch

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« Mar 18, 2020 14:28:56 GMT »
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Grown on me a bit, it's a half-good record. "Always gone" is 90 seconds of bliss.


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« Mar 21, 2020 17:28:53 GMT »
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Finally started reading Closer You Are in the bath this afternoon with some shuffled GBV on in the background and now I've been pulled right back in.

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yes!

best band ever, might even get this thread going again

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yes!

best band ever, might even get this thread going again
actually i prefer SFA but still. GBV GOOD BAND WITH LOTS OF GOOD SONGS

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Was telling my daughter today about my favourite bands and those were the 2 I said. Was just in the kitchen cooking and I Am A Tree came on which she loved and was dancing all over to.

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Such a great little documentary.

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A bit strange because on imdb it is tagged from a couple years later and lasts more than 1 hour... but aye, not a bad one. Was hoping a little bit more from Alien Lanes though

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