Posted in music on January 4, 2012

DOWNLOAD: Guided By Voices - "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" (MP3)

Guided By Voices at McCarren Park (more by Tamara Porras)
Guided By Voices

The still-going-strong Guided By Voices have a new LP in Let's Go Eat The Factory, which, as previously mentioned, is currently streaming in full at NPR. The band also recently released a new single for free download, "The Unsnkable Fats Domino", and played said single during last night's appearance at Late Night with David Letterman (1/3). Check out video from that performance, Greg Demos going down included, below.

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Comments (133)

hahah old, meh, sucks, hummus, old, broke a hip.

Posted by typical BV commenter | January 4, 2012 1:53 PM

he looks like Bill Murray, no?

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:02 PM

Awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:09 PM

go eat a hair dye factory, hippy

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:13 PM

Proof that Guided By Voices are actually time travellers, and those two shows were cancelled due to Greg Demos breaking his hip last night...

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:13 PM

come hear uncle john's band...

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:16 PM

This band keeps on truckin'

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:20 PM

For relaxing times, make it Suntori time!

Cut-o cut-o!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:22 PM

gold star for robot grandpa

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:23 PM

GBV and Phish back to back postings...further proof GBV is among the hippies!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:29 PM

oh boy he comes the dumb "GBV are hippies" meme

let it go son..

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:40 PM

With intensity...SUNTORI TIME!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:51 PM

Yea ! And those two shows were cancelled due to Greg Demos breaking his hip last night...Good Work!

Posted by Avioes a Venda | January 4, 2012 3:24 PM

Thank You 2:40

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 3:38 PM

This band is embarrassing. The singer looks 100 years old, and the bassist should be fired.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 3:40 PM

Greg Demos looks so stupid! GbV were past their prime 15 years ago. Hang it up old farts.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 3:42 PM

WORST
BAND
EVER.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 3:44 PM

what happened to Bob Pollard? he looks like he aged 20 years since the new years show! he looks terrible for a 60 year old man.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 3:46 PM

Dayton, Ohio will age you 20 years in a month. Go there and find out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 3:54 PM

This blog is turning into a hippie blog. Suck it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 3:57 PM

I'm a long time GbV fan, but that is the most pathetic television appearance I've ever seen. Seriously, even before the bass player falls, he looks retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 3:58 PM

All you people suck it for complaining about a band that can pwn you. Go listen to your Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Rebecca Black losers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:01 PM

"I hope everyone's alright" lulz!

Letterman never holds back. This band's a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:02 PM

Yeah that tv performance was sad.....

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:00 PM

4:01 you forgot LCD Soundsystem

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:05 PM

gbv on letterman was terrible. they were out of tune and all their shit sounds the same anyways. lisa lampanelli (who was on before them) blew them away and she is a comedian.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:12 PM

These guys need to rehearse ALOT MORE!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:12 PM

bob pollard IS a 60 year old man

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:15 PM

I love Phish.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:25 PM

Pollard sounds tired

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:30 PM

this band sucks yo

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:45 PM

GBV wish they could give a shit - just a little bit. They don't care about falling on Letterman or all you time blowing idiots making bad hippie jokes. True rock lives in Dayton all you commenting scum need a break from whacking off on you iPads.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:51 PM

That was a bad fall!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:53 PM

You'll never see Trey fall.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:57 PM

You'll never see Bob Pollard with an iPad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 6:02 PM

They sound fine to me. Better than a lot of the freakin' poseurs you find haunting the clubs right now. My guess is that most of the rim jobbers that post here can't play a damn instrument and haven't eaten pussy in their lifetimes.

Posted by Liked It | January 4, 2012 6:15 PM

terrible performance on tv

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 6:35 PM

They weren't rehearsed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 7:20 PM

This is and has always been the weakest GBV lineup in the 1,000 year history of the band. Mitch can't wipe the anals of Doug or Nate (or Paul Comstock for that matter). I think there's something nice in Bob bringing these dudes along for one last ride but at the expense of tarnishing an incredible body of work from '92 - '02. Demos got what's been coming to him, making a joke of himself on national tv.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 8:04 PM

and yet they can play longer and with more intensity than most twentysomething bands from shitburg.

my only gripe is that they aren't playing maxwell's after all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 8:23 PM

trippple nippples

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 9:02 PM

if they played maxwells - Demos could piss in a bottle on stage again. the line between rawk and pathetics grows increasingly thin and we grow older...

Not for nothing, I rather see Bob surround himself with better musicians. The so called "classic lineup" are not a good band - good on Bob though for breathing life back into these geezers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 10:16 PM

>> I rather see Bob surround himself with better musicians.

He did on his solo tours and the Boston Spaceship tour....and guess what? hardly anyone showed up

the brand name means it all

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 10:42 PM

lulz the hippie bro w/ the leather vest and the Partridge family pants fell on his ass! You can't script comedy like that!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 11:09 PM

Great performance. This has energy and spontaneity, something that was usually missing during the Doug Gillard years. They sound like a real band again. And the new album (which is pretty great) reminds me of Propeller a little bit.

It's pretty bad ass that the band and the Late Show producers chose to leave Greg Demos' fall in. That kind of shit happens on "live to tape" shows all the time, and it's usually re-shot (I was working on a "live" show where Shawn Colvin stopped during her performance about ten times to clear her throat - really lame - until they got a complete take).

(Can't the teenage trolls hanging around here take it back to Youtube where they belong?)

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 11:21 PM

^Oldy Oldstein is twisted up enough to think that shit was cool

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 11:35 PM

^Youngy Youngstein is obviously young enough to not know what rock 'n' roll sounds like, and hates it when he hears it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 11:39 PM

^I know what a duffs old guy falling on his ass on national TV looks like. What part of rock 'n' roll is that?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:36 AM

I love that all you morons can only make fun of them for being old. You do realize that someday, you're all going to be the same fucking age, except not one person will give a fuck that you used to troll a blog.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:45 AM

Terrible performance. This band is not ready for TV.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 8:42 AM

The Doug Gillard years were better. Seriously. It's nice to think the "classic" lineup was special, but they just sucked. Pollard was better without them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 8:56 AM

limp wrist'd

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 9:10 AM

you can't call GbV one of the great american rock bands when the singer sings with a british accent. it's retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 9:22 AM

1:45 i thought we were making fun of homeboy for falling on his ass on national TV. Fucking hippie logic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 9:27 AM

Bob's left hand there is that way because he's symbolizing and giving a shout-out (or a wink, eh?) all you lame trendy BVers that like this stupid band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 9:31 AM

Jam bands are better musicians than this band. This band needs to learn how to play their instruments before they can jam. The singer is also out of tune. I don't know if he always sang this bad, but he needs help.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 9:36 AM

after watching that letterman performance, I think we can all agree; hippies don't age well.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 9:39 AM

^or dress well.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 9:44 AM

Wow it is sad it takes a band like Guided by Voices to make Green Day look talented!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 9:51 AM

Teenage idiot haters on Brooklyn Vegan: fuck off!

I'd love to hear who some of your favorite bands are.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 11:28 AM

^I like other hippie bands :Ie Dead, Allmans, Phish

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 11:36 AM

@11:28 - No.
Here's a better idea, though - why don't you, mkay?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 11:39 AM

you guys should start making fun of sonic youth (rip?) for being hippies (or pretending to want to):
THURSTON: I'm telling you, man, if we're going to go on tour with Phish ...
KIM: It's too flower hippies.
THURSTON: But you have to buy into flower hippies because flower hippies are the only way we're going to make money in the future.

JUTTA: Oh, good.
THURSTON: Because Phish sell millions. We sell hundreds. We have to sell millions.

JUTTA: Phish?
KIM: Do they sell millions? I think they have lots of people coming to their concerts.
THURSTON: No, they sell millions. They've usurped the Grateful Dead's audience, which is the audience that we should have usurped, but we weren't as clever as them.
KIM: So this is all about making money?
THURSTON: This is all about making money.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 11:46 AM

You little Brooklyn emo assholes hate GBV for being old and "hippies" because they don't wear skinny trousers and actually have talent.

I'd love you to say this stuff directly to Robert Pollard or Mitch Mitchell. Shit, say it to me, if you can ever pull that cock out of your mouth.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 11:51 AM

I don't hate GBV vecause they are old and hippies. I hate their fans because people put this bullshit on a pedestal. They are a glorfied garage band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 11:58 AM

GBV Fans<Phish Fans

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:00 PM

11:51 no ones is physically intimidated by a bunch of geriatric hippies.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:02 PM

^You could sneeze and knock over their bass player!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:05 PM

12:02 especially if they are smothered in hugs!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:06 PM

I don't think Bob Pollard or Mitch Mitchell give two shits about what anybody here says, so your "say it directly to them" posturing is ridiculous.

It's okay, you can let people talk and bitch about stuff on the internet without getting such a hard-on over it.

Posted by Dave | January 5, 2012 12:10 PM

12:00 I think they share a fan base

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:14 PM

I'm actually with the guy who made the ridiculous threats above. Maybe if we start beating the shit out of these skinny Brooklyn idiots at shows, they'll drop out of the scene, and underground rock won't be the obnoxious mess it is right now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:18 PM

^dude that old ass who is dressed like Danny Bonaduce circa '72 isn't beating the shit out of anyone

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:26 PM

^I am with 11:58...maybe if we knock these faux bands GBV, NMH, Animal Collective off of their cult like blind worship music will be more enjoyable and less trendy.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:27 PM

I am actually with 2:22 from yesterday! FOR RELAXING TIMES! MAKE IT SUNTORI TIME!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:28 PM

Ha ha 12:27 I agree...I call GBV, NMH and AC the pitchfork 10.0 club!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:31 PM

it's fun watching people get riled up by trolls

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:33 PM

@12:27 - I'll agree that GBV's following can be overzealous, but these guys worked their butts off, in very unsual ways, to get the decent sized cult following they have. Don't go crazy; people know they're not the Beatles.

Animal Collective is pretty overrated, but they've got that zeitgeist thing going now - lots of very young (and annoying) Brooklyn hipsters see AC as the thing that makes them cool, different, and "Brooklyn" (ugh).

The Neutral Milk Hotel worship is a total fault of the increasingly homogenous "indie" music press, which has treated this comeback as the second coming of Syd Barrett, and it's not.

I'd be more worried about the worship of totally shitty bands like Arcade Fire and ridiculously overrated groups like Radiohead than these more cultish sensations.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:37 PM

GBVGBVGBVGBVGBVGBVGBVGBVGBVGBV

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:37 PM

I thought hippies where supposed to be chill. You dudes are poser GBV fans.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:38 PM

12:37 1 decent overview..Arcade Fire cult follow is intense but not as crazy as the big 3!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:43 PM

GBV is the best band of all time. More great songs than any band in the history if rock. Fuck off idiots.I

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:44 PM

GBV is the best band of all time. More great songs than any band in the history if rock. Fuck off idiots.Io

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:45 PM

Best songs in the history of music

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:47 PM

People who like GBV, NMH and AC are the same people who try to hard. They think by liking some of these slightly underground bands that they are hip. People don't really like those bands for their music they just like the idea of liking these type of bands....more follow the leader jive!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:49 PM

12:37: not even close.

Arcade Fire's last LP debuted on the Billboard Top Ten, they headlined MSG, and won the Grammy for Album of the Year. And they suck. I wouldn't even say they're a cult item at all anymore, they're a midlevel mainstream act.

I wouldn't call GBV or Jeff Mangum, probably even Animal Collective, the "big three." GBV is probably not even in the "big fifty" of current independent artists, they're just riding a wave of having a new (justifiably) critically acclaimed new LP, and Jeff Mangum just came out of hiding, which is why you're hearing about him so much right now.

Haven't heard much about Animal Collective lately, but wait until they put out a new album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:50 PM

Fuck you 12:49. AC and NMH suck. GBV rules. Best songs of all time

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:52 PM

Oops, I meant 12:43.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:52 PM

Big three = Phish, Widespread & GBV

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:56 PM

You fuckers don't get it. Thousands of great songs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:57 PM

12:49 obviously doesn't know what he's talking about lumping those three together. They come from vastly , different eras, different scenes, and have very different fans.

I think this kid (who's probably posting most of this shit) doesn't understand GBV's appeal, their background, their fanbase, and certainly not their music.

Try harder.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 12:58 PM

Quality over Quantity is a good motto to live by.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:00 PM

^they all may be diffent but have the same poseur type fans...

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:01 PM

Fuck you 1:01.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:05 PM

^Think about how you got into GBV and then you will realize it is true...

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:06 PM

You guys make this trolling stuff too easy! Hook, line, sinker!

Posted by Problem? | January 5, 2012 1:07 PM

Because I love great songs idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:07 PM

^You heard a great GBV song? Where? Radio? Read about it on a blog? Some older kid was blabbing about them? A record store employee? Do tell?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:08 PM

@1:01, 1:06: I got into GBV in 1994 when I heard an LP of Bee Thousand I really enjoyed. I liked them even more the next year when I bought an LP of Alien Lanes.

How does this make me a poseur again? Hearing and liking a really good record makes you a poseur? Holy shit!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:11 PM

I've listented to them since 95 Asshole. Were you even born then?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:12 PM

1:11 yes..Bee Thousand was critically aclaimed that is why you started with that album...

1:12 nice try asshole..

BTW I saw GBV back in the 90's twice and grew out of it quickly.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:14 PM

I saw them at H.O.R.D.E. in '92. You are all poseurs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:16 PM

^Ha I loved the H.O.R.D.E Fest...saw Neil Young, Primus , Beck and Ben Folds all in the same day!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:17 PM

Did you move on to Coldplay?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:17 PM

^ha ha...at least Coldplay can write a melody...as boring as they are...no Tractor Rape Chain for those boys.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:18 PM

GBV > STUPID HIPPIE MUSIC

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:20 PM

"A child did rumble went kicking loud trash but the unbaited vicar of scorched earth knows that."

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:21 PM

SMART HIPPIE MUSIC>GBV

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:42 PM

@1:14: I actually heard the Bee Thousand LP at a friend's place. "Word of mouth."

And, I think your logic about "poseurs" is flawed. A band being heard through reviews, record stores, word of mouth is normal. There is no pop band you can name where this wasn't the process. There's an intrinsic contract between musicians, who make the music, and listeners, who enjoy it.

By your logic, early Jandek would be too mainstream, because he actually released and distributed his records.

I guess the only "pure" group would be one that recorded secretly in their basement and built up a huge discography that wasn't intended for anyone to hear. Wait, I think there was a group just like this. They were called Guided By Voices.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:45 PM

I guess smart music is a good thing. Don't know what hippie means.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:46 PM

1:45 I used to buy music based on artwork...people don't do that much anymore

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:47 PM

1:45 Phish falls in the same definition as gbv as they were just a UVT frat band..

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:49 PM

@1:47: I still buy thrift store LPs based on the cover, sometimes.

@1:49: That's crazy, and bullshit. A college frat band playing for high dollar on campus, and a bunch of reclusive drunks making messy, secret masterpieces in their basement have nothing in common. NOTHING.

I know you want to make this Phish/GBV connection, but it's simply impossible. (It's 1:53, isn't it time for you to jerk off?)

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:53 PM

1:53 is right...besides the use of hippie music in both bands there are no similarities!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 1:57 PM

I'm jerking off right now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:01 PM

HEY GUYS SHUT UP WITH THE PHISH & GBV CONNECTION!

They really sound more like String Cheese and O.A.R. anyways!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:02 PM

I think all 115 of the people who commented on this post are jerking off right now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:03 PM

^Yeah we stick together...

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:12 PM

I'm sure GBV would love to have a following the size of Phish's, without having to play that god-awful-soul-sucking music Phish plays.

Four shows at MSG, with almost no radio/tv/press coverage ever? There's more fucking underprivileged yuppie assholes in New York than I thought.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:14 PM

^and mostly sold out tours for the last15 years

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:29 PM

Phish is a better band. There's no comparison.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 2:45 PM

I love how Bobby Pollard in that pic is all limp-wristed because he's symbolizing his fans in the audience (and on here!).

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 4:37 PM

I'm fucking gay asshole.! You gotta problem with that?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 5:53 PM

I hate gays and I hate GBV

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 6:19 PM

I hate GBV, and I hate Latinos. Gays are fine.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 6:27 PM

^ ^ Mr. President!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 6:28 PM

I'm latino I love gbv and I will fight you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 7:19 PM

I dig female gays, am day to day with Latinos, and suffer hippies under no circumstance.

Posted by mom and dad taco time | January 5, 2012 8:56 PM

Terrible performance on Letterman

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 9:06 AM

Amature hour for sure!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 10:22 AM

Do the Collapse is a very awesome record people take for granted.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 10:32 AM

Great performance on Letterman.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 11:50 AM

beautiful

Posted by jordon | August 9, 2013 7:07 PM

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