by Bill Pearis

cold work making a new LP

The indefatigable Guided by Voices will drop their second album of 2014, Cool Planet, next week (5/13) via their own Guided By Voices Inc. Made in a proper studio (something most of the post-2010-reformation GBV LPs weren't) during a very cold winter, Robert Pollard, Toubin Sprout and the rest of the gang sound in fine form. How does Pollard keep doing it? You can stream " "Table At Fool's Tooth" plus previously shared "Bad Love is Easy to Do" below.

Guided by Voices' upcoming, sold-out NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on May 23 with former bandmate Doug Gillard was, when we originally posted about it, one of only a couple of dates. There is now a full tour hitting both coasts and a few points in between. A couple of those shows are with GBV's Ohio pals, the reunited Death of Samantha (most of whom, as Cobra Verde, would end up in the band in the late '90s). All dates are listed, along with the track streams, below...


Guided by Voices - 2014 Tour Dates
5.16.14 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre*
5.17.14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre*
5.22.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Magnet Magazine Turns 21 - Trocadero Theatre^
5.23.14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom#
5.24.14 - Washington, DC - Black Cat$
6.02.14 -Des Moines, IA - Wooly's%
6.03.14 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room%
6.04.14 - Englewood, CO - The Gothic Theatre%
6.06.14 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory - Spokane%
6.07.14 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom%
6.08.14 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox at the Market%
6.10.14 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre%
6.11.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom%
6.13.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre%
6.14.14 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern%
6.15.14 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom%
6.18.14 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada%
6.20.14 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre%
6.21.14 - Chicago, IL - Green Music Festival
6.22.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock The Garden @ Walker Arts Center^^

*w/ Death of Samantha
^w/ Surfer Blood & Titus Andronicus
#w/ Doug Gillard & Atomic Forces
$w/ Doug Gillard
%w/ Bobby Bare, Jr.
^^w/ Spoon & Kurt Vile

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