In order to provide new content during these times where record stores are hurting and live shows aren't happening, Guided by Voices have launched a new subscription service, "HOT FREAKS," which will deliver "sneak previews of brand new songs, plus rarities, never-before-heard tracks, demos, live concert recordings, rare photos and videos, recording secrets, exclusive swag offers, and many more surprises from deep within the Guided By Voices vaults" to you in a weekly email for a one-year, $100 subscription. Here's the full announcement:

Record stores may be temporarily closed and live shows may be on hold, but you can keep up with Guided By Voices by joining HOT FREAKS.

Every Tuesday, a weekly email will deliver sneak previews of brand new songs, plus rarities, never-before-heard tracks, demos, live concert recordings, rare photos and videos, recording secrets, exclusive swag offers, and many more surprises from deep within the Guided By Voices vaults.

A HOT FREAKS subscription is $100 for one year for exclusive access to downloads and streaming content (with easy-to-use apps for phones or computer).

Fine print: We kindly ask subscribers not to leak, share, upload, sell, broadcast or podcast the contents of HOT FREAKS. Thanks for your support and stay safe and healthy!

$100 (one year subscription)

This follows the news that Alien Lanes is getting a 25th anniversary reissue in August via Matador and the recent release of Surrender Your Poppy Field. And since it's Guided by Voices, it probably won't be long before they've got something else for us too.

Meanwhile, watch this great, two-hour video of GBV live in 1996:

And check out photos of GBV in NJ in 2018: