|This digital release was part of the one-year HOT FREAKS subscription started during the 2020 pandemic that delivered weekly emails on Tuesdays that contained sneak previews of brand new songs, plus rarities, never-before-heard tracks, demos, live concert recordings, rare photos and videos, recording secrets, exclusive swag offers, and many more surprises from deep within the Guided By Voices vaults. HOT FREAKS subscription cost was $100 for one year for exclusive access to downloads and streaming content (with easy-to-use apps for phones or computer).
HOT FREAKS - Bonus Week 53
Guided By Voices - Live at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA - October 23, 2018
Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr., Mark Shue, Kevin March;
Engineered by Travis Harrison
It was also announced that Hot Freaks would go on hiatus with this note in the Hot Freaks email:
Hot Freaks Hiatus
As band and management make preparations for touring, we are going to wind down the year of Hot Freaks tomorrow. It's been fun looking back and digging through the archives, but we will be busy planning the future. Perhaps Hot Freaks will return someday, but hopefully we've turned the corner on the pandemic, and we hope that Hot Freaks brought some positivity during a very tough year for everyone.
Very special thanks to those who contributed to Hot Freaks: Robert and Sarah Pollard, Travis Harrison, Amy Winslow, Doug Gillard, Mark Shue, Kevin March, Bobby Bare Jr, Eric Weiss, Gillian Greene, Rich Turiel, Adam Shore, Greg Demos, Todd Tobias, Robert Gray, Jeff Warren at GBVdb.com, Kevin Poindexter, Matt Davis, Mike "The Heed" Lipps, Joe Patterson and Ben Penry at Rockathon, and Cash Rivers & The Sinners. Thanks to the subscribers for your support and enthusiasm. Best, David Newgarden @ Manage This!
2021 Tour Dates were also announced in this Week 53 Hot Freaks email.
MP3 or WAV download.