Today Guided by Voices announced that its new album Space Gun will be released 3/23 On Rockathon Records. Along with the LP announcement the site also shared the title track as well as an Origins feature with guitarist Doug Gillard. The band will play select shows this month and hit the road in the spring. Tour dates below.
In 2018, Guided By Voices will release precisely one new album, Space Gun. Once you hear it, you will know why.
With a renowned work ethic and a daily pot of coffee, Robert Pollard continues to outclass younger generations of come-and-go rock bands. After 20+ years, 100+ albums, 2000+ songs, Pollard still can’t really explain (or doesn’t want to explain) his secret: “The songs just come to me.“
In 2017, the new GBV line-up (veterans Doug Gillard and Kevin March and newcomers Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr) blew away audiences at Coachella and Growlers Fest, touring behind the ambitious and sprawling multi-vocalist double album August By Cake, followed just months later by the concise punchy / catchy How Do You Spell Heaven. Pollard has acknowledged that this line-up’s adroit talents pushes him to more daring and dizzying heights.
And now, here it comes…Space Gun, the fullest realization yet of Pollard’s song talents, with the band firing on all cylinders. “Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes…”
Invention and imagination remain the undiminished life-forces of a Guided by Voices record and Space Gun absolutely crackles with this energy. This band is on fire.
Guided By Voices Tour Dates:
Fri, Dec 15 – Bell House – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
Sat, Dec 16 – The Ballroom at The Outer Space – Hamden, CT – SOLD OUT
Sat, Dec 30 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
Sun, Dec 31 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
Fri, Apr 13 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
Sat, Apr 14 HI-FI Indy – Indianapolis, IN
Tue, Apr 17 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Wed, Apr 18 White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
Fri, Apr 20 The Haunt – Ithaca, NY
Sat, Apr 21 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH