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Surrender Your Poppy Field

Guided By Voices

Released: 02/20/2020
Format: CD
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-98
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 15
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Release Info: Starting off the year with a 100-song marathon in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve, Robert Pollard is setting a mighty high bar for Guided By Voices in 2020. Following three acclaimed and stylistically distinct full-length albums in 2019, Surrender Your Poppy Field, is a head-spinning tour de force: a bit of everything... plus more! And hands down the most adventurous GBV album ever.

There are lo-fi four-track tape recordings, there are songs recorded with a single microphone in a basement, there are big studio fully-produced hook-laden pop songs, and there is a lot in between.

Seemingly, the guiding concept of Surrender Your Poppy Field was to make the songs sound as different from one another as possible: sudden shifts in mood, tempo and rhythm, unexpected chord progressions, false endings and codas, string orchestrations, mysterious voices... It's an exhilarating and dizzying trip to an inventive world of strange characters: Andre the Hawk, Queen Parking Lot, the Cul-de-Sac Kids, the Hard Hitter, the Steely Dodger, the Stone Cold Moron, A Man Called Physician, A Man Called Blunder...

Not content with their usual mastery of the 4 P's (punk, pop, prog, psych) Professor Pollard pushes the envelope on Poppy Field, and continues to redefine GBV from a myriad of angles. Anyone who thinks that he's gotten complacent after 104 albums hasn't been paying attention! Don't miss out.

2019 info: Next album after Sweating The Plague, to be released in early 2020 along with two singles.
Surrender Your Poppy Field
1.   Year Of The Hard Hitter 4:02
2.   Volcano 3:06
3.   Queen Parking Lot 1:29
4.   Arthur Has Business Elsewhere 2:55
5.   Cul-De-Sac Kids 2:36
6.   Cat Beats A Drum 2:38
7.   Windjammer 2:40
8.   Steely Dodger 2:44
9.   Stone Cold Moron 2:31
10.  Physician 3:37
11.  Man Called Blunder 2:50
12.  Woah Nelly 1:01
13.  Andre The Hawk 2:01
14.  Always Gone 1:37
15.  Next Sea Level 3:07
Total Length: 38:54
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-98 [LP] (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
Artwork Robert 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
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 (Dumbo), NY
Role Name
Strings And Orchestral Arrangements Doug Gillard
Role Name
Copyright 2020
Publisher Needmore Songs
Songwriter Robert Pollard
Role Name
Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Management David Newgarden
Role Name
Additional Album Text Guided By Voices, Inc.
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