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Thursday, April 6, 2017
#GuidedByVoices @GBVTweets w/ @_brainstems this Friday 4/7 @TheReadyRoom
This Friday, April 7th at The Ready Room happening from 7pm to 11pm is Guided By Voices with The Brainstems as a supporting act from St. Louis. Visit the official event page on Facebook HERE for more info. Now let's check out the latest video from GBV and feel free to check out their website and Bandcamp discography, as well as music available by STL's own The Brainstems.
WATCH & SHARE: Guided By Voices - "5° On The Inside." on TIDAL.com/GBV
Guided By Voices August By Cake (April 7, GBV Inc Records) is the 100th studio album that Robert Pollard has released since 1986's Forever Since Breakfast. To put that in perspective, Bob Dylan has released roughly 39 studio albums since 1959. And that includes the Traveling Wilburys.
A highly anticipated record with the new line-up (returning GBV veterans Doug Gillard and Kevin March, virgins Bobby Bare Jr and Mark Shue) that has been wowing audience in clubs and festivals throughout 2016. It's the most musically adept and versatile line-up Pollard has ever assembled.
With 32 songs, August By Cake is also GBV's first ever double-album, and song contributions from all five bandmembers is additional icing on this particular cake, setting album #100 apart from the previous 99.
The double album is an important format in Pollard's own musical iconography, and he doesn't take the form lightly -- one reason he's planned and abandoned several would-be GBV double albums in the past is his high regard for foundational works like Quadrophenia, the White Album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Daydream Nation, Zen Arcade, Double Nickels On the Dime -- "defining records for these bands," says Pollard. It's important to him that August By Cake not just be a double album but that it be a great double album.
Visit Guided By Voices' website HERE and their Bandcamp right HERE.
The Brainstems were interviewed by St. Louis Magazine last year if you care to read the article. It details their thoughts on touring as a band. Below is a video of their's and that is followed by their latest single and subsequent album.