Published Jun 07, 2013While we thought Robert Pollard's summer would be busy enough with the release of his solo set Honey Locust Honky Tonk, the prolific Guided By Voices leader has yet another project on the horizon called Teenage Guitar, whose debut LP Force Fields at Home also drops July 9 through the GBV Inc. imprint.
A press release notes that despite the record being delivered under a new moniker, "this is pure high-potency solo Pollard," and finds the Ohio rocker laying down vocals, guitars and pianos. Guided By Voices bassist Greg Demos, however, contributed drums to the set, while Joe Patterson occasionally takes up bass duties.
The LP was recorded by Pollard at home on "a historic mid-'90s Tascam 488 cassette recorder," and apparently the sessions bring to mind mid-'90s-era GBV releases like the Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer EP. While lyrics were reportedly composed before Pollard hit the record button, "the music flowed spontaneously while the tape ran."
A tracklisting has not yet been made available for the set, but you can stream the thick and fuzzy lo-fi pop number "Atlantic Cod" down below.