Guided by Voices released three albums in 2019, and one week into 2020 they've just announced a new one, titled Surrender Your Poppy Field, that will be out February 20 via GBV Inc. “I did a five-song EP about four or five years ago under the name Sunflower Logic and we included a mock catalog for the label name we used, Pink Banana Records," Robert Pollard told Rolling Stone. "In it there are 50 or 60 fake band names with titles for 45s, EPs albums and compilations and one of the songs was ‘Surrender Your Poppy Field.’ It stuck and I decided to give it a real home on a Guided by Voices album." You can listen to warm and fuzzy first single "Volcano" below.

Meanwhile, GBV rang in 2020 in Los Angeles where they played an even more marathon show than usual, performing a four-hour-plus, 100-song set. Pollard told Rolling Stone that they just powered through it, despite his "bum hip" and voice both threatening to give out. "We just kept going toward the finish line. At about the four-hour mark I felt like I might throw up from lack of air and overexerting the diaphragm. But I made it and everyone seemed to have a good time.” You can check out their New Year's Eve setlist, and a few videos from the show, below.

Bob and the rest of the band will be back on on the road this spring, with dates in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Bethlehem, New Haven, Atlanta, Carrboro, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. All dates are listed below.



Guided by Voices - 2020 Tour Dates
Fri 4/3 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Sat 4/4 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
Fri 4/24 - Musikfest Cafe - Bethlehem, PA
Sat 4/25 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT
Fri 5/1 - Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA
Sat 5/2 - Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC
Fri 5/8 - Fremont Theater - San Luis Obispo, CA
Sat 5/9 - The Regency - San Francisco, CA
Fri 7/10 - Fine Line Music Hall - Minneapolis, MN

SETLIST: Guided By Voices @ Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles 1/31/2019 (via)
Street Party
Holy Rhythm
Cigarette Tricks
As We Go Up, We Go Down
Dead Liquor Store
Sons of the Beard
Cut-Out Witch
Some Drilling Implied
Twilight Campfighter
End It With Light
Charmless Peters
The Rally Boys
Shocker in Gloomtown
I'm A Strong Lion (Robert Pollard song)
Your Cricket Is Rather Unique
See My Field
Chasing Heather Crazy
Tenth Century
A Salty Salute
Hot Freaks
Good Morning Sir
Step of the Wave
Hudson Rake
My Angel
Tractor Rape Chain
King 007
Motor Away
Now to War
Jane of the Waking Universe
Ego Central High
Cool Jewels And Aprons
Unleashed! The Large Hearted Boy
Cobbler Ditches
My Future in Barcelona
Exit Flagger
She Wants to Know
Drinker's Peace
Space Gun
Please Be Honest
Unfun Glitz
Yours to Keep
Echos Myron
West Coast Company Man
Warm Up to Religion
And I Don't (So Now I Do) (Robert Pollard song)
The Best of Jill Hives
Everybody Thinks I'm a Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking)
Whiskey Ships (Robert Pollard song)
Closer You Are
Jam Warsong
Littlest League Possible
Choking Tara
Cohesive Scoops
The Very Second
My Son Cool
I Am a Tree
Bury the Mouse
Gold Star for Robot Boy
My Zodiac Companion
Weed King
Liar's Tale
Your Lights Are Out
Wrong Turn On
My Dog Surprise
Demons Are Real
Lord of Overstock
Cheap Buttons
Time Remains In Central Position
Matter Eater Lad
Little Lines
Hey Aardvark
My Kind of Soldier
Back to the Lake
Things I Will Keep
My Valuable Hunting Knife
Cold Cold Hands
Coming Back From Now On
Your Name Is Wild
The Official Ironmen Rally Song
Thimble Society
Fair Touching
My Wrestling Days Are Over
Blue Jay House
Teenage FBI
Tropical Robots
Heavy Like The World
You Own the Night
The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
Smothered in Hugs
Skills Like This
Town of Mirrors (Robert Pollard song)
Pimple Zoo
Game Of Pricks
I Am a Scientist
Don't Stop Now
Glad Girls

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