Listen: New Guided By Voices Album ‘Let’s Go Eat the Factory’
The ’90s lo-fi alt rockers’ new record is now streaming.
In the summer of 2010, the 1993-96 lineup of Guided By Voices that brought us classics like “Bee Thousand” and “Alien Lanes” reunited for a tour celebrating the 21st anniversary of the band’s formation. Despite some initial naysaying by bandleader Robert Pollard, the band have managed to pull off a new record. Coming up with new material was most likely a cinch being that the frontman is inarguably the most prolific songwriter in indie rock.
“Let’s Go Eat the Factory” is the first GBV album since 2004’s “Half Smiles of the Decomposed” and appears to not be the only thing the band has in store in their post reunion world. Despite breakup rumors started by a misunderstanding by the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival organizer who tweeted that the band had split after they cancelled their dates there, the band is still alive and kicking with an apparent followup to “Factory” due for 2012.
As further proof of the band’s vitality, they will be performing on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on January 3rd.
Hear “Let’s Go Eat the Factory” in its entirety over at NPR. You can buy it at your local record store on January 24th on Guided By Voices Inc.