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Sweating The Plague

Guided By Voices

Released: 10/25/2019
Format: CD
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-95
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 12
Front Cover
Bob Note Posted On GBV Website
Pressing Details
Vinyl Color # Pressed
Working Titles
"Street Party", "Rise Of The Ants"
Release notes: Guided By Voices is now an unlikely candidate for the most perfect rock band of all time, while at the same time being a thoughtful reflection on what a rock band is, a fantasy that becomes a fact.

Sweating The Plague, the band's 29th album and their third this year, spars playfully with stadium-sized fidelity and uncharacteristically impactful arrangements. Producer Travis Harrison's counterintuitive approach to Guided By Voices' historically lo-fi sound is that he doesn’t want it to sound homemade, while the grinding tectonic plate guitars of Doug Gillard and Bobby Bare Jr. anchor the album. Play it loud!

Being a fan of Guided By Voices can feel like standing in a ticker-tape parade and reaching out to grab at stray releases as the endless flurry of output from the Needmore Songs publishing house billows around-but here's twelve compatible nuggets of Pollard content in one handy package, all boxed up and ready to go.

Upcoming GBV LP "Street Party" mentioned by Bob in note posted to GuidedByVoices.com on July 11th, 2018. Title later changed to "Rise Of The Ants" and potential release date moved to Late October 2019. Title changed again in 2019 to "Sweating The Plague" 3 singles are currently planned to be released before the album comes out. Album will be 12 songs in 38 minutes. 3 songs cut from the album will be the b-sides for the singles.
Sweating The Plague
1.   Downer 3:14
2.   Street Party 2:00
3.   Mother's Milk Elementary 2:24
4.   Heavy Like The World 3:13
5.   Ego Central High 3:03
6.   The Very Second 4:44
7.   Tiger On Top 3:03
8.   Unfun Glitz 2:55
9.   Your Cricket Is Rather Unique 3:02
10.  Immortals 3:08
11.  My Wrestling Days Are Over 2:13
12.  Sons Of The Beard 4:49
Total Length: 37:48
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-95 [LP] (U.S.A.) 12

Album Credits
Role Name
Art Department Joe Patterson
Art Department Robert Pollard
Art Department Vince Williams
Art Management Sarah Zade-Pollard
Artwork Robert Pollard
CD Photograph Mark Shue
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
Piano/Synthesizer Doug Gillard
Role Name
Additional Drum Recording Ray Ketchem
Engineer Travis Harrison
Mastering Jamal Ruhe
Producer Travis Harrison
Role Name
Additional Recording Location Magic Door
Mastering Location West West Side Music - New Windsor, NY
Recording Location Serious Business Music - Brooklyn, NY
Role Name
Horn Arrangement Doug Gillard
String Arrangement Doug Gillard
Role Name
Copyright 2019
Publisher Needmore Songs
Songwriter Robert Pollard
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.guidedbyvoices.com
Additional Album Text www.robertpollardart.com
Additional Album Text www.rockathonrecords.com
Rockathon Records Matt Davis
Rockathon Records Mike Lipps