Friday, March 26, 2021

Guided by Voices - two new tracks from upcoming Earth Man Blues

I'm back, and so are they! Guided by Voices is in a groove, on to its first full-length release of 2021 (after 3 in 2020) and 33rd overall, Earth Man Blues. Described by the band as "a magical cinematic rock album, full of dramatic and surreal twists and turns. Lyrics and liner notes trace the growth of young Harold Admore Harold through a coming of age and a reckoning with darkness. Vivid scenes appear: snapshots of youth, fantastical nightmares, unknown worlds." So, Tommy meets Harold Pig, perhaps? Well, it already has two short, sweet and crackling tracks to recommend it. Here's "Trust Them Now", 2:20 of racing, chiming guitars and vocal melodies:


Here is "Free Agents", featuring the couplet "Life is like a slot machine / All goes up and down as in a dream" - which pretty well summarizes the experience of being a fan of GbV, except it is mostly up:


When somebody is this good at something, you don’t want them to stop, or even slow down. And they’re not, thankfully.

Out April 30 on Rockathon Records.

Guided by Voices website

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