Guided By Voices Preps Four 45s, LP; Announces Summer Tour


April 29 is the date for the 45s, while May 13 is the date for the album. Tour kicks off the following week in Philly on May 22 and runs through June 20.

 By Blurt Staff

 Subject header and dek pretty much say it all. It’s another Guided By Voices album, retroactively titled Cool Planet due to it reportedly having been recorded “during the sub-freezing Polar Vortex of 2014” and due May 13. According to the band’s handlers, “Robert Pollard has talked in recent months about having refined his approach to songwriting (as if that was a thing that needed to happen) and the tunes he’s written for Cool Planet stack up against the best he’s ever done, including the hard hitting title track, which is just begging to be played live. Guitarist Tobin Sprout steps up with (among others) a Bowie-esque number (“Psychotic Crush”) and a Beatle-esque number (“All American Boy”) – it should be noted that Tobin recorded his songs for the most part at his home studio in Leland, Michigan, but they fit like Legos in the plastic palace of Cool Planet.” Let’s hear a taste:

 Well, all right then! Meanwhile, mark your calendars for April 29, as four GBV singles will hit stores. Hit these links to see the artwork (Prof. Pollard-spawned, no doubt.)

All American Boy 7″

Authoritarian Zoo 7″

Males Of Wormwood Mars 7″

Table At Fool’s Tooth 7″

GBV 45

GBV, GBV, GBV! Robert Pollard –  vocals, guitar
Tobin Sprout – guitar, vocals
Mitch Mitchell – guitar
Greg Demos – bass
Kevin March – drums

Tour Dates:

05.22 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theater
05.23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
05.24 – 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^
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 Solana Beach, 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^

*with Doug Gillard opening
#with Doug Gillard and Atomic Forces opening
^with Bobby Bare

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