Sunday, March 3, 2013
New Guided by Voices Singles, take 2: "Islands (She Talks In Rainbows)"
The latest Guided by Voices advance single 7" is "Islands (She Talks In Rainbows)", b/w "She Wore Blue and Green" and "Full Framed Luberon". An interesting feature of this three-track single is that two of the three are Tobin Sprout songs - the title song is an example of why Sprout is one of the finest pop songwriters on the planet - it's got guitars galore and is plenty creamy. "She Wore Blue and Green" is a lo-fi acoustic Sprout number, and it's a keeper as well. And "Full Framed Luberon"? It's an almost-industrial Pollard lo-fi number, heavy on the punk and psych.
Unfortunately for those of you just discovering this series of singles, the limited edition vinyl at Rockathon. for all four in the series appears to be sold out. That'll teach you not to hang fire, won't it?
However, great news: the digital version will also be available on iTunes and GBVDigital. There will be a new single each week until English Little League is ready for release.