Published Jan 25, 2017With their reunion in full swing following the release of last year's Please Be Honest, Guided By Voices have teed up a new double album which will arrive this spring. Titled August By Cake, the record will see release in April through GBV Inc.
A whopping 32 tracks in length, August By Cake stands as both the first double album from Guided By Voices, in addition to the one hundredth studio album that Robert Pollard has released since the band's 1986 EP Forever Since Breakfast.
What's more, the record marks a change in the writing process with all five bandmembers making songwriting contributions.
A press release reveals that Pollard has never taken the double-album form lightly, saying that "one reason he's planned and abandoned several would-be GBV double albums in the past is his high regard for foundational works" such as the Who's Quadrophenia, the Beatles' White Album, Genesis's The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, Hüsker Dü's Zen Arcade and Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime," all of which he considers to be "defining records" for those respective artists.
August By Cake arrives April 7 through GBV Inc. Take a read through the monstrous tracklist below to get a taste of what's to come with "Hiking Skin."
August By Cake:
0. Bob Intro
1. 5° On The inside.
2. Generox - Gray
3. When We All Hold Hands
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 Years Day
11. Keep Me Down
12. West Coast Company Man
13. Warm Up To Religion
14. High 5 Hall Of Famers
15. Hiking Skin
16. Sudden Fiction
17. Its 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 Its 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
04/07 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
04/14 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04/15 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
04/17 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04/18 Seattle, WA - Nuemos
04/21 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04/28 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
04/29 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
05/05 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05/06 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop