Guided By Voices - August By Cake - 2xLP / CD

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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 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 ninetynine. 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.

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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