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2014

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Guided by Voices Break Up

September 18, 2014

Prolific indie rockers Guided by Voices have broken up again. The band announced the news on its website and canceled all of the tour dates on its planned fall trek. Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase. "Guided by Voices has come to an...

2013

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Two New Guided by Voices Albums on the Way

December 5, 2013

It's been an extremely productive year for Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard. By year's end, he will have released at least seven albums through his various projects. But the last few months haven't been easy.  This past October, GBV drummer...

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Guided by Voices Drum Auction Turns Ugly

October 24, 2013

What started as a basic online auction has turned into an ugly public rift between Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard and drummer Kevin Fennell, who is apparently no longer with the band. Last week, Fennell listed his drum kit for sale on eBay...

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Guided By Voices Join the 'Littlest League Possible' - Song Premiere

November 27, 2013

"Littlest League Possible," off Guided By Voices' upcoming album Motivational Jumpsuit, is short, vigorous and open to interpretation. An energetic guitar buzzes in the foreground while a violent drum kit builds and Pollard drawls, "Gonna have a lot of...

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Robert Pollard, 'I Killed a Man Who Looks Like You'

May 7, 2013

Robert Pollard is back, and this time, the prolific Guided By Voices leader evokes the spirit of Western music on his new album, Honey Locust Honky Tonk. On "I Killed a Man Who Looks Like You," Pollard shapes a somber tale of a ghost singing to himself...

2012

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Song Premiere: Guided By Voices, 'She Lives in an Airport'

October 22, 2012

Click to listen to Guided By Voices' 'She Lives in an Airport' Guided By Voices' boundless catalog is full of bite-size infectious pop songs. "She Lives in an Airport," from The Bears for Lunch – the reunited lo-fi legends' third LP of 2012, due...

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Guided By Voices Close Out CBGB Festival with Onslaught of New Tunes

July 8, 2012

"We showed 'em how to do it then, and we'll show 'em how to do it now," Guided By Voices frontman Bob Pollard told the crowd at New York's Central Park yesterday as his band closed out the first-ever CBGB festival in sweltering heat. Pollard has always...

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CBGB Returns as Festival in New York

May 8, 2012

After purchasing the assets for the legendary, defunct New York City rock club CBGB, the entity's new owners are planning a massive city-wide music festival this summer and considering the possibility of reopening the club at a new location down the road,...

Album Review

Let's Go Eat the Factory

January 17, 2012

In the 1990s, Guided by Voices were like a mythic one-legged Third World distance runner who miraculously overcomes adversity to win a medal. Despite manifest deficits – lousy sound quality, half-finished songs, titles like “Kicker of Elves”...

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Guided by Voices Ready Third New Album of 2012

July 27, 2012

With a pair of albums already out this year, Guided by Voices releases another new effort this fall — and plans to put out a new album every six months after that, guitarist Tobin Sprout says. The Bears for Lunch is due in November, and the band...

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Exclusive Download: Guided By Voices' New, Improved 'Class Clown Spots a UFO'

May 10, 2012

Click to listen to Guided By Voices' 'Class Clown Spots a UFO' "Class Clown Spots a UFO," the title track from Guided By Voices' latest album, has been in the works for years. The earliest version of the tune, called "Crocker's Favorite Song," was penned...

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Guided By Voices: 'Doughnut for a Snowman'

February 3, 2012

GBV are back! This insanely catchy garage-pop nugget finds poetry in "a Krispy Kreme doughnut as sweet as life can get." Now that's tasty. Click to listen to Guided By Voices' 'Doughnut For A Snowman' Related• Guided By Voices Return With New...

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Guided By Voices Perform on 'Letterman'

January 4, 2012

The reunited Guided By Voices performed "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" last night on Late Show With David Letterman. The song, which is from their new album Let's Go Eat the Factory, may or may not be about the enduring power of rock & roll; the band...

2011

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Free Download: Guided By Voices' Sweet Ballad 'Doughnut for a Snowman'

December 12, 2011

Click to listen to Guided By Voices' 'Doughnut for a Snowman' "Doughnut for a Snowman," the latest single from the recently reunited Guided by Voices, is a gentle indie rock ballad grounded in a context that is quite literally sweet. "I married a ridiculous...

Song Review

"The Unsinkable Fats Domino"

November 15, 2011

A cryptic ode to an iconic rock pianist, the first new tune from the reunited band's hailed 1993-96 lineup is bouncy, brief and brimming with playful rhymes. If you love one GBV song, you're bound to like a hundred more, and this one delivers familiar...

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Digest: Kanye West Releasing Line of Designer Scarves; Gloria Estefan Records With Pharrell Williams

April 7, 2011

Kanye West Plans Silk Scarf LineKanye West is collaborating with the French design duo M/M to produce a line of silk scarves based on their designs for the packaging of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The line is set to debut this spring with a limited...

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Afghan Whigs Replace Guided by Voices for All Tomorrow's Parties

December 7, 2011

The Afghan Whigs have been announced as the headliners of the All Tomorrow's Parties' "I'll Be Your Mirror" festivals in both London and Asbury Park, New Jersey next year. The reunited band, who will play their first gig in 13 years at the London festival...

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Guided by Voices Return With New Album

September 21, 2011

The "classic" lineup of Guided by Voices have recorded an album of all-new material to be released on January 1st, 2012. The band, who reunited last year for a run of shows focused on their early Nineties output, quietly recorded Let's Go Eat the Factory...

2010

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Matador's 'Lost Weekend,' Day Three: Guided By Voices Blowout Caps Festival for the Ages

October 4, 2010

By Sunday, the revelers at "Matador at 21: The Lost Weekend" were showing signs of strain. After three days in Vegas with no sleep, no oxygen, and no food that wasn't swimming in grease and sucrose, the fans on hand for this historic indie-rock blowout...

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Inside Matador Records' All-Star Birthday Bash

July 1, 2010

For more than two decades, Matador Records has been a premier independent label, issuing landmark albums by everyone from Cat Power to Pavement to Sonic Youth. This October, Matador turns legal — and the folks at the label are throwing an epic 21st...

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