New Albums In 2023 – GUIDED BY VOICES On Their Way To LA LA LAND

4 January 2023

With 23 albums in 12 years, Aussie psych-prog rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard must be labeled the most productive band in the book of Guinness World Records, closely followed by Ohio rockers GUIDED BY VOICES who canned 35 longplayers in 39 years. And #36 called LA LA LAND sees the day of light on 20 January 2023. Pre-order here.

The two singles/clips: Queen Of Spaces / Instinct Dwelling

– QUEEN OF SPACES –

– INSTINCT DWELLING –

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Wake-Up Call – GUIDED BY VOICES Back From Never Have Been Away With New Single ‘INSTINCT DWELLING’

Works faster than caffeine

11 October 2022

With 23 albums in 12 years, Aussie psych-prog rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard must be labeled the most productive band in the book of Guinness World Records, closely followed by Ohio rockers GUIDED BY VOICES who canned 35 longplayers in 39 years. And #36 called Lal La Land sees the day of light on 20 January 2023. Pre-order here.

But that’s not the full news. First GBV offer us an archival compilation
bringing together some older rarities. It’s named Scalping The Guru.

Along with all this news comes the first taster from the forthcoming
new LP. INSTINCT DWELLING is a solid mid-tempo GBV rocker that
sticks on the spot.

GBV 4ever…

GBV: Bio – Discography Website

The eye-catching artwork of archival compilation Scalping The Guru.
Out 28 October. Pre-order info here.

Coming Soon… New GUIDED BY VOICES Album

12 April 2021

Band: GUIDED BY VOICES (Dayton Ohio)
Who: Imperishable and terrifically productive
veteran rockers, 33 albums in 38 years!
Active: 1983– 2004, 2010–2014, 2016–present

Album: EARTH MAN BLUES
Out: 30 April 2021 – Order info here

Info: “A magical cinematic rock album, full of dramatic and
surreal twists and turns. Lyrics and liner notes trace the growth
of young Harold Admore Harold through a coming of age and
a reckoning with darkness. Vivid scenes appear: snapshots of
youth, fantastical nightmares, unknown worlds.”

Maestro Robert Pollard told Rolling Stone: “ It’s a collage
of rejected songs. I combined some of them and created new
arrangements. Others I just left the way they were.”

Singles: Free Agents / Trust Them Now

– FREE AGENTS –
Speedy 2-minute, riff-fueled stunner that
razzles and dazzles as if nothing else matters.


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– TRUST THEM NOW –
Full-steam-ahead rocker that sticks
after 3 seconds. Hail hail GBV!


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GUIDED BY VOICES – Hardest Working Band In The World Released ‘ISOLATION DRILLS’ 20 Years Ago Today

Back in time…

10 April 2021

Band: GUIDED BY VOICES (Dayton ohio)
Active: 1983–2004, 2010–2014, 2016–present

Album: ISOLATION DRILLS – 12th LP
Released: 10 April 2001 – 20 years ago today

AllMusic/Mark Demig: “Every song here matters, with Pollard’s vocals at the top
of their form and the band sounds tight, forceful, and emphatic throughout. God
knows if the indie rock audience will ever forgive him for such obvious craft, but the
side of Pollard’s personality that thought touring with Cheap Trick was a great idea
finally gets the album he’s been waiting for with Isolation Drills.”
Full review: here. Score: 8/10.

Turn Up the Volume: If you make 33 albums in 38 years (3 LPs in only one year
in 2020, and a new one called Earth Man Blues out at the end of this month) you
must be the hardest working band in the world (hello, Radiohead?) and this is,
without a shadow of a doubt, one of their best.

Full album…

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Imperishable 24/7 Rockers GUIDED BY VOICES Never Sleep – Here’s New Stunner ‘FREE AGENTS’

Daily electricity to load your batteries…

23 February 2021

Along with Aussie prog-rock junks King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Ohio’s longtime clan – hitting the scene back in 1983 – GUIDED BY VOICES is the hardest working band on this troubled planet. They released no less than three albums last year – wake up, Radiohead. Trust me, each one a compelling piece of work. AllMusic rewarded all 3 records with a
4/5 score. There you go.

And – no surprise, actually – GBV just announced a new longplayer called Earth Man Blues, coming on 30 April, marked as a “a collage of rejected songs”. Maestro Robert Pollard told Rolling Stone: “I combined some of them and created new arrangements.
Others I just left the way they were.”

The first taster is FREE AGENTS. A speedy 2-minute, riff-fueled stunner that razzles
and dazzles as if nothing else matters. And yes, for 120 blitzkrieg seconds, nothing
else matters but the energy and vivacity of this bang-up injection. Absolutely!

Turn it up…

Note: “John H. Morrison Musical Production,” refers to Pollard’s childhood school

GUIDED BY VOICES: Facebook

Smashing Guided Rock By Rolling Voices – CUB SCOUT BOWLING PINS Steam On Debut EP

27 January 2021

CUB SCOUT BOWLING PINS (I wonder who came up with this crazy name) is not
really a new group. It’s actually a disguise for the hardest working band in the world
(they released 3 albums in 2020!) Guided By Voices.

The imperishable rockers premiered new 6-track EP HEAVEN BEATS IOWA (I wonder
who came up with such a crazy record title) a couple of days ago.

It’s a steamy jamboree of manic guitar rippers with instantly head-spinning firework
with the 60s organ fueled sickly sticky, scream-along closer as my on-repeat favorite.

Mind you, the other 5 cuts will boost your lockdown mood too. When their ear-vibrating riffs, flamboyant licks, garage-rock like hooks, and some Black Sabbath drones here and there trigger your senses you’ll don’t care about the authors’ name. Oh yeah, heated stuff!

Stream/buy the lot here…


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GUIDED BY VOICES Are Unstoppable – Here’s Lead Single ‘MR. CHILD’ From Their Third LP Of The Year

New sonic impulses

16 October 2020

Veteran rockers GUIDED BY VOICES from Dayton, Ohio became extremely productive
in this unforgettable year. Suddenly artists got a lot of time off as their tours were canceled because of that nasty coronavirus and it turned GBV into an unstoppable
music machine.

On 11th December the band will release their third (!) longplayer of 2020.
After Surrender Your Poppy Field and Mirror Aztec new one STYLES
WE PAID FOR
will complete the hat-trick.

Here’s lead single MR. CHILD. A familiar sounding GBV rocker about
a sort of Peter Pan character who refuses to grow older.

Tune in

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Sonic Viagra Rockers – GUIDED BY VOICES With Lead Single ‘HAIRCUT SPINX’ From Second LP This Year

New sonic impulses…

8 July 2020

Last year veteran indie rockers GUIDED BY VOICES released no less than three albums (hello, Radiohead?). This year, back in February, another new album called Surrender Your Poppy Field hit the streets. Seems like these guys take some sort of sonic Viagra.

Eh, wait, wait, they’re not done yet.  Next month the Dayton, Ohio voices come up
with, yes, another fresh longplayer called Mirrored Aztec. Their 30th LP overall.

GBV‘s maestro Robert Pollard stated that “this is an upbeat, bright pop album
(it’s still weird)”
“. Lead single HAIRCUT SPHINX is a groovy, riff loaded ripper.

Listen here…

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