GBV to headline Sled Island Festival on June 25. A new GBV live line-up - Kevin March (drums), Nick Mitchell (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr. (guitar), Mark Shue (bass)- will be performing with Pollard at Sled Island.
New Guided By Voices, Suitcase Four - Captain Kangaroo Won The War,100 unreleased songs, out November 20! Preorder at Rockathon Records
New Circus Devils album, Stomping Grounds, out October 30! Preorder at Rockathon Records
New Ricked Wicky album, Swimmer To A Liquid Armchair, out September 25! Preorder at Rockathon Records
10/1/12 Thanks to everyone who came out to the Fall tour! Note: rumors of a New Years Eve show are not correct.
9/21/12 Boston Spaceships Greatest Hits! The best from the Spaceships as picked by Bob. European release by Fire. Also available at Rockathon Records (limited to only 250 copies for mail order).
9/18/12 Robert Pollard's new album, Jack Sell The Cow is out now! A superabundance of melody & densely-packed stylistic swerves. 12 songs, 32+ min. Order yours at Rockathon Records. Also newly availble from Rockathon - Eat 8 & Eat 9.
8/27/12 Pre-order is now available for Robert Pollard's new album, Jack Sell The Cow. A superabundance of melody & densely-packed stylistic swerves. 12 songs, 32+ min. Order yours at Rockathon Records. Also newly availble from Rockathon - Eat 8 & Eat 9!
3/29/12 Guided By Voices are playing Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH on Sunday July 15. Tickets available here.
3/24/12 Bob is selling some rare (signed) posters/prints on eBay. There will be 100 in total. Some have already sold before I could finish typing this. Some great stuff and some great prices! Check them out here.
3/9/12 Pre-order for the first single off of Class Clown Spots a UFO, Keep It In Motion, is now available at Rockathon Records. Pink vinyl, limited to 1500 copies. A propulsive Bob/Toby pop song with acoustic guitars & strings. + 2 non-lp b-sides. Preview "Keep It In Motion" at The Quietus.
1/3/12 To celebrate the release of Let's Go Eat The Factory, Guided By Voices will be appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman on January 3, 2012. Get the song "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" for free at GBVDigital.com
12/19/11 If you're in North America, Let's Go Eat The Factory will be available on iTunes at midnight, tonight! Click HERE to pre-order, or click HERE to order after 12AM.
12/19/11 Preview the new Guided By Voices album, Let's Go Eat The Factory, HERE on NPR Exclusive First Listen.
12/7/11 Unfortunately, Guided By Voices are canceling their appearances at Primavera and ATP/I'll Be Your Mirror, due to personal reasons. The band apologizes for any inconvenience and disappointment, and thanks Primavera, ATP and the fans for their longterm support.
12/1/11 All back catalogue CDs from 1997-2009 on Fading Captain, Happy Jack, and GBV Inc. are now only $5 each! Including Robert Pollard, Guided By Voices, Boston Spaceships, Circus Devils and many more at RockathonRecords.com!
11/9/11 Three pieces of art by Robert Pollard will be on display at Signal Gallery, London from Nov 25 through Dec 17 as part of the "Punk and Beyond" exhibition. Read more HERE.
10/31/11 2nd preview track from the forthcoming Guided By Voices album is "Doughnut For A Snowman"
10/25/11 "The Unsinkable Fats Domino," the first preview of the new Guided By Voices, can be heard / downloaded here. The song will come out as a 7" single on Matador Records on Nov. 22, and on the album Let's Go Eat The Factory, coming out January 1 on GBV Inc. in North America and on Fire Records for the rest of the world.
1/1/12 DAYTON, OH: Having finished their year-long victory lap, playing songs from the insanely fertile 1992-1996 period, there was only one thing left for the reunited Guided By Voices to do. Make a new record.
Let's Go Eat The Factory picks up where Under The Bushes, Under The Stars left off, with the classic lineup (Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Greg Demos, Mitch Mitchell, and Kevin Fennell, with help from the reclusive early bandmember Jimmy Pollard) writing and recording 21 songs in lo- to mid-fi splendor in bandmembers' basements and garages. The songs range from face-peeling heavy rock to delicate piano ballads and everything in between. Standouts include the demonically tuneful "Chocolate Boy," the relentless chug of "We Won't Apologize For The Human Race," and instant classic "The Unsinkable Fats Domino."
Fans of GBV's iconic release Bee Thousand will recognize the same gloriously messy aesthetic in Let's Go Eat The Factory, which benefits, too, from the development of Robert Pollard's songwriting in the intervening 15 years and the renewed camaraderie effected by the reunited band's extended tour. The new album will be released on January 1, 2012.
3/29/11 The new Mars Classroom (Robert Pollard, Gary Waleik [Big Dipper], & Robert Beerman [Pell Mell]) album The New Theory Of Everything is out now. Click to order it from Rockathon Records or GBV Digital