Guided by Voices

“Classic” Guided By Voices lineup announce new album!

Published on November 30th, 2011 | Jonny Abrams

Guided by Voices

Let’s Go Eat the Factory… Fresh off the production line

Robert ‘Bob’ Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Greg Demos, Mitch Mitchell and Kevin Fennell: together, they’re known as the “classic” Guided By Voices lineup. And together they are, once more, for a brand new studio album.

Yes, having performed live hither and thither over the past year or so, these five chaps – who together recorded Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes, considered by many to be the two greatest Guided By Voices records – will release the typically intriguingly titled Let’s Go Eat the Factory on 16th January through Fire Records. Wanna hear a song from it? Damn right you do! Check out “Donut for a Snowman” for a taster of what’s to come…

Guided By Voices – Doughnut For A Snowman by FIRE RECORDS

Never one to shy away from playful song titles – and all the better for it, we say – browsing through the tracklist of a GBV album can be almost as much fun as listening to it. In this spirit, here’s what Let’s Go Eat the Factory has in store for you…

1. “Laundry and Lasers”, 2. “The Head”, 3. “Doughnut for a Snowman”, 4. “Spiderfighter”. 5. “Hang Mr. Kite”, 6. “God Loves Us”, 7. “The Unsinkable Fats Domino”, 8. “Who Invented the Sun”, 9. “The Big Hat and Toy Show”, 10. “Imperial Racehorsing”, 11. “How I Met My Mother”, 12. “Waves”, 13. “My Europa”, 14. “Chocolate Boy”, 15. “The Things That Never Need”, 16. “Either Nelson”, 17. “Cyclone Utilities (Remember Your Birthday)”, 18. “Old Bones”, 19. “Go Rolling Home”, 20. “The Room Taking Shape”, 21. “We Won’t Apologize for the Human Race”

Yeah, just the twenty-one this tracks this time. Maybe we’ll get some three-minute epics amongst that lot.

Here, in no particular order, are Rocksucker’s top ten “classic lineup”-era GBV songs. What are yours?

“The Goldheart Mountaintop Queens Directory” (from Bee Thousand, 1994)

“Smothered in Hugs” (from Bee Thousand, 1994)

“Echos Myron” (from Bee Thousand, 1994)

“Peep-Hole” (from Bee Thousand, 1994)

“A Good Flying Bird” (from Alien Lanes, 1995)

“Game of Pricks” (from Alien Lanes, 1995)

“King and Caroline” (from Alien Lanes, 1995)

“Cut-Out Witch” (from Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996)

“Underwater Explosions” (from Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996)

“Take to the Sky”  (from Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996)

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.

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