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Guided By Voices Inc

Guided By Voices

August by Cake


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 Guided by Voices 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 Guided by Voice’s first ever double album, and song contributions from all five band members is additional icing on the cake, setting album number100 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 Guided by Voices 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

Tracklist
  • 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