Tuesday, April 2, 2013
New Singles from Guided by Voices - "Xeno Pariah" b/w "Jimmy the Giant"
Out today, the latest from Guided by Voices is a new song, combined with a very very old song. "Xeno Pariah" is an advance track from the upcoming album English Little League, and "Jimmy the Giant" is a reworking of a song that apparently dates from 1974. The title cut is a fairly typical Pollard catchy lo-fi single - a low, growling vocal and a jangly guitar line. The B side is a gem, but it's not for everyone. But for who it's for (the faithful) it is a joy.
You can get it at GBV Digital - looks like the physical is sold out at the Factory of Raw Essentials... maybe you can have some luck on the aftermarket!
In other, related news, English Little League (due out April 30) is available for preorder, at GBV Digital and The Factory of Raw Essentials.