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Space Gun

Guided By Voices

Released: 03/23/2018
Format: LP
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-81
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 15
Front Cover

In 2018, Guided By Voices will release precisely one new album, Space Gun. Once you hear it, you will know why.

With a renowned work ethic and a daily pot of coffee, Robert Pollard continues to outclass younger generations of come-and-go rock bands. After 20+ years, 100+ albums, 2000+ songs, Pollard still canít really explain (or doesnít want to explain) his secret: "The songs just come to me."

In 2017, the new GBV line-up (veterans Doug Gillard and Kevin March and newcomers Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr) blew audiences away and toured behind the ambitious and sprawling multi-vocalist double album August By Cake, followed just months later by the concise punchy and catchy How Do You Spell Heaven. Pollard has acknowledged that this line-up's adroit talents pushes him to more daring and dizzying heights. The band will be touring throughout 2018.

And now, here it comes: Space Gun, the fullest realization yet of Pollard's song talents, with the band firing on all cylinders.

There's humor and whimsical childlike musings, cinematic grace and elegance, heavy duty propulsion, dark futuristic undercurrents, twists and turns and kinetic magic. This is a band that turns on a dime, rips it up, psychs it out and can radically shape-shift to realize a three-act rock opera in 2 minutes and 48 seconds. Robert Pollard is a lyrical master; not a word out of place, every line bristling with surprise, telling a story that's both irresistible and impossible. Invention and imagination remain the undiminished life-forces of a Guided By Voices record and this one absolutely crackles with this energy: this band is on fire.
Space Gun
Side One
1.   Space Gun 4:18
2.   Colonel Paper 2:00
3.   King Flute 1:22
4.   Ark Technician 2:19
5.   See My Field 2:48
6.   Liars' Box 2:50
7.   Blink Blank 3:26
Side Two
1.   Daily Get-Ups 1:35
2.   Hudson Rake 1:45
3.   Sport Component National 2:49
4.   I Love Kangaroos 3:07
5.   Grey Spat Matters 1:29
6.   That's Good 3:16
7.   Flight Advantage 2:23
8.   Evolution Circus 3:37
Total Length: 39:04
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-78 [7" Single] (U.S.A.) 2
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-81 [CD] (U.S.A.) 15

Album Credits
Role Name
Art Department Joe Patterson
Art Department Robert Pollard
Art Department Vince Williams
Art Management Sarah Zade-Pollard
Layout Joe Patterson
Layout Robert Pollard
Role Name
Band Member Bobby Bare Jr.
Band Member Doug Gillard
Band Member Kevin March
Band Member Mark Shue
Band Member Robert Pollard
Role Name
Engineer Travis Harrison
Mastering Travis Harrison
Mixing Travis Harrison
Role Name
Additional Recording Guided By Voices
Recording Location (Music) Serious Business Music - New York, NY
Recording Location (Vocals) The Stillwater River Lodge
Role Name
Copyright 2018
Publisher Needmore Songs
Role Name
Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Management David Newgarden
Role Name
Additional Album Text A Factory Of Raw Essentials Product
Additional Album Text www.robertpollard.net
Additional Album Text www.robertpollardart.com
Additional Album Text www.rockathonrecords.com
Rockathon Records Kevin Poindexter
Rockathon Records Matt Davis
Rockathon Records Mike Lipps