Above: Pollard could not find that vintage Magnet Magazine coffee cup he was given in Philly all those years ago.
By Uncle Blurt
Is it Guided By Voices if Robert Pollard says it is? Of Course It Is!
While March 4 marks the Fire Records UK release date of Pollard’s new solo album Of Course You Are (hear the blisteringly great lead single, below), Pollard will reportedly launch a “new-look” GBV this year comprising some old, some new, some borrowed, and (maybe or maybe not) some blue members: Pollard, Bobby Bare Jr. (guitar), Kevin March (drums), Nick Mitchell (guitar), and Mark Shue (bass).
As Consequence of Sound reports, “Calgary’s Sled Island Festival today announced its initial lineup for 2016, and Guided By Voices tops the bill. What’s more, a new GBV record in said to be in the works.”
Well, all right then! Time to take up smoking cigs and chugging cheap beers again. As one of my New Year’s resolutions I’ve been hoping to ditch my diet this year. See you in Calgary…