Kid Marine, Speak Kindly, + Heavy Like the World Reissues

Guided By Voices brings you 20th anniversary vinyl reissues of two early gems from the Fading Captain Series and a brand new single from their newest project, Sweating the Plague.

The reissues featured were originally issued as small vinyl pressings (1000 copies) in 1999, and used copies of these Guided By Voices “side-projects” have regularly re-sold for hundreds of dollars each. Both have been remastered from the original analog tapes.

Kid Marine, the first-ever release of the Fading Captain Series and Robert Pollard’s third solo album, features "Far-Out Crops”, "Submarine Teams," and the sublime "White Gloves Come Off." Pollard handles all guitar and keyboard duties as well as vocals, joined by GBV’s Greg Demos (bass) and Tobin Sprout (piano) and the Breeders’ Jim MacPherson (drums), soon to join GBV for Do The Collapse.


Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department was the first album of Pollard’s fruitful collaboration with long-time guitarist Doug Gillard (later to be known as Lifeguards). Gillard recorded all the instruments on Tascam 4-track cassette in Cleveland, then sent them via US Postal Service to Pollard who added vocals in a studio in Dayton. Eleven Pollard compositions along with 4 songs which Pollard wrote and recorded melodies over Gillard-penned instrumentals, starting an unusual songwriting process that Pollard pursued for several years with various long-distance collaborators. Nearly half the songs on the album became staples of the GBV live set for several years, including "Pop Zeus," "Tight Globes," "Frequent Weaver Who Burns" and "Do Something Real.”

"Heavy Like The World" is the subliminally seductive single from the forthcoming Guided By Voices album Sweating The Plague. “Silent Army” is a non-lp b-side.

Guided By Voices is an unlikely candidate for the most perfect rock band of all time, while at the same time being a thoughtful reflection on what a rock band is, a fantasy that becomes a fact.

MY FUTURE IN BARCELONA!

We are extremely excited to announce that GUIDED BY VOICES will be appearing at Primavera Sound Festival 2019 in Barcelona (May 30) and Porto (June 7). This will be GBV’s first return to Spain since 1997 and their first time ever in Portugal. GBV has played just one show in Europe (2011) in the past 15 years.

In celebration of this news, we are opportunely sneaking out a preview song today, titled "My Future In Barcelona", from GBV's forthcoming epic double album, Zeppelin Over China, (in stores on February 1).

100 Dougs + Wine Cork Stonehenge 7" Vinyl EPs

100 Dougs  (left) +  Wine Cork Stonehenge  (right)

100 Dougs (left) + Wine Cork Stonehenge (right)

Guided By Voices will release two new 7” vinyl EPs December 7, 2018.

You can preorder both now via Rockathon Records

Listen to “Cohesive Scoops” off 100 Dougs now on Magnet Magazine


After 2018’s critically acclaimed Space Gun LP and a string of jaw-dropping, sold-out shows, GUIDED BY VOICES has announced a sprawling double-album, Zeppelin Over China to be released on February 1. But before this one has even made it to stores, Robert Pollard has written and recorded another full-length in record-breaking time. It’s Warp and Woof (April 2019), exuberantly barreling through 24 songs in just 37 minutes with a brevity similar to mid-90s GBV albums Alien Lanes and Vampire On Titus. GBV kicked this one out in a flash, recorded in studios, club soundchecks, hotel rooms and even in the tour van. And because you can never have too much GBV, the album is being teased on four vinyl-only (1000 copies) limited edition 7-inch EPs: Winecork Stonehenge and 100 Dougs will be released on December 7, Umlaut Over The Özone and 1901 Acid Rock in March.