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Posted in music on October 31, 2011
DOWNLOAD: Guided By Voices - "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" (MP3)
Guided By Voices at Northside 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)
"At first I said: no reunion, period," explains Pollard about the decision to revive Guided By Voices. "And definitely no record or re-formation. But the tour went so well; the response was really unexpected. I thought at some point that a lot of people would like to hear new GBV music. The chemistry was still there."The "classic lineup" of Guided By Voices featuring Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos and Kevin Fennell will release a new 7" via Matador on 11/22. The 7" will feature "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" b/w "We Won't Apologize For The Human Race". The former track, which you can download above/stream below, will also be on the band's forthcoming self-released LP Let's Go Eat The Factory.
Choosing to eschew the recording studio, Let's Go Eat The Factory was instead manufactured in the living rooms, basements, and garages of various long-time bandmembers. Some tracks were recorded more-or-less live at Mitch Mitchell's garage, where the band would often practice back in the early- and mid-90s. These sessions comprised Mitch, Bob, and Jimmy Pollard, Bob's brother and long-time collaborator, who, though never a part of the touring ensemble, always played a crucial role on the classic-era releases. Some tracks were improvised over acoustic jam sessions at Greg Demos' house. Many were recorded at Tobin Sprout's place in Wherever, Michigan, and later lovingly fucked with in order to achieve the proper level of weirdness. Band members occasionally switched instruments (Bob plays drums; Mitch plays drums; Kevin plays drums; Jimmy Pollard plays bass; Greg plays lead guitar; Toby plays pretty much everything; etc.), and Bob gladly accepted input from other band members. Tobin Sprout wrote or co-wrote and sings on six out of the 21 songs. - Fire Records
The band is also releasing another 7" via Fire Records featuring album track "Doughnut For A Snowman" (streamable below) as well as "four exclusive B-sides". Preorder the 7" now, and preorder Let's Go Eat The Factory (due 1/16/12) too.
Song streams below...
Guided By Voices - "The Unsinkable Fats Domino"