Guided by Voices - August by Cake (2LP/April 7th)

Guided by Voices - August by Cake (2LP/April 7th)

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April 7th release. 

First GBV Album with Killer New Line-Up featuring Classics Doug Gillard and Kevin March Plus Recruits Bobby Bare Jr and Mark Shue!

Guided By Voices' August By Cake is the one hundredth studio album that Robert Pollard has released since 1986's Forever Since Breakfast. To put that in perspective, Bob Dylan has released roughly thirty nine studio albums since 1959. And that includes the Traveling Wilburys.

This is a highly anticipated record, which includes 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 thirty two songs, this album is also suprisingly GBV's first ever double album, and song contributions from all five band members is additional icing on the cake, setting album #100 apart from the previous ninety-nine.

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 one. Free shipping available to St. John's/Toronto for pickup only.

1. 5° On The Inside
2. Generox Gray
3. When We All Hold Hands At The End Of The World
4. Goodbye Note
5. We Liken The Sun
6. Fever Pitch
7. Absent The Man
8. Packing The Dead Zone
9. What Begins On New Year’s Day
10. Overloaded
11. Keep Me Down
12. West Coast Company Man
13. Warm Up To Religion
14. High Five Hall Of Famers
15. Sudden Fiction
16. Hiking Skin
17. It’s Food
18. Cheap Buttons
19. Substitute 11
20. Chew The Sand
21. Dr. Feelgood Falls Off The Ocean
22. The Laughing Closet
23. Deflect Project
24. Upon The Circus Bus
25. Try It Out (It’s Nothing)
26. Sentimental Wars
27. Circus Day Holdout
28. Whole Tomatoes
29. Amusement Park Is Over
30. Golden Doors
31. The Possible Edge
32. Escape To Phoenix

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