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Guided By Voices - August By Cake (April 7th,2017) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen Jan 25, 2017
    (Last edited: Mar 13, 2017)
    iCarly Rae Jepsen

    sweet sweet fantasy baby Platinum

    celebrating their 100th (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) album with a double album
    As for August By Cake, the album has an all-new Guided By Voices lineup (or at least half-new), with Pollard joined by newbies Bobby Bare Jr. and Mark Shue, as well as returning GBV members Kevin March and Doug Gillard

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    00 Bob Intro
    01 5º on the Inside
    02 Generox — Gray
    03 When We All Hold Hands
    04 Goodbye Note
    05 We Liken the Sun.
    06 Fever Pitch
    07 Absent the Man
    08 Packing the Dead Zone
    09 What Begins on New Years Day
    10 Overloaded
    11 Keep Me Down
    12 West Coast Company Man
    13 Warm Up to Religion
    14 High 5 Hall of Famers
    15 Hiking Skin
    16 Sudden Fiction
    17 Its Food
    18 Cheap Buttons
    19 Substitute 11
    20 Chew the Sand
    21. Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean
    22 The Laughing Closet
    23 Deflect Project
    24 Upon the Circus Bus
    25 Try It Out Its Nothing
    26 Sentimental Wars
    27 Circus Day Holdout
    28 Whole Tomatoes
    29 Amusement Park Is Over
    30 Golden Doors
    31 The Possible Edge
    32 Escape to Phoenix

    Guided By Voices announce first-ever double album, share new song “Hiking Skin” — listen
     
  2. Joel

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    haha holy shit, stoked for this
     
  3. EmmanuelSCastle

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    what the fuck does this dude ever not write like a million songs
    i'm looking forward to it
     
  4. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    sweet sweet fantasy baby Platinum

     
  5. AtomZook

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    I think this might be the best thing Bob has put out in a long time. This is sticking with me in a way that none of the post-reunion albums did. The hooks are massive and the are riffs rockin'.
     
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  6. EmmanuelSCastle

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    Oh man I gotta find the time to listen to this
     
  7. AtomZook

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    it's so worth it. also, each band member has ~2 songs (which are all pretty great) & help break up the Bob stuff.
     
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  8. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    I've been listening to this album and the follow-up How Do You Spell Heaven a lot in this month

    I think they're the best records Pollard's done since maybe Isolation Drills

    August By Cake
    is a particularly strong double LP where GBV really sound like a BAND rather than Pollard and a bunch of hired guns

    I think it helps that he let the other dudes write/sing a few songs on the LP
     
  9. EmmanuelSCastle

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    i want to listen to this still but it's extremely daunting to listen to all their material beyond the big names

    this probably tops the list though given the praise i've heard some people give it
     
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  10. Aregala

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    it's p gr8 imo

    It took me a few days to listen to the whole thing ha but that's mostly cuz I intermittently put it on at work

    now I listen to it straight through
     
  11. EmmanuelSCastle

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    it stresses me out to not listen to things straight through for a first listen haha. couldn't tell you why

    the size of their discography also stresses me out but i'll definitely give this one a listen this week. have you ever seen them live btw? i always wonder how a setlist of theirs would work given that they have to play like double what most bands would play
     
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  12. vidiviciveni

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    GBV is one of those bands I've always heard about but have never listened to... 100 albums!?! Lol

    What are the must-hear songs in their back catalogue?
     
  13. Aregala

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    hahaha that's fair I'm usually the same but for whatever reason I didn't mind with this one, maybe because I didn't expect it to be so great?

    I've never seen them live! I've heard they play upwards of 50 songs every show though lol

    From what I can tell they're always pretty raucous drunken affairs and I think they cover "Baba O'Riley" every show too
     
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  14. Aregala

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    Alien Lanes was my entry point to them and still probably my favorite

    in terms of one off songs from that one I'd go with "Game of Pricks," "Motor Away," and "A Good Flying Bird"
     
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  15. EmmanuelSCastle

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    Listen to Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes to see if you're interested

    if you only want songs, i'd say echoes myron, tractor rape chain, i am a scientist, game of pricks, and a salty salute. a little harder to boil down alien lanes bc most of the songs flow into each other
     
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  16. EmmanuelSCastle

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    holy shit 50 songs...i assume they must play the same setlist every night? otherwise that's incredible
     
  17. Aregala

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    I'm combing through setlist.fm at the sets from this most recent tour and it looks like they change it up a decent amount each night lol
     
  18. EmmanuelSCastle

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    omg they're doing too much...though im sure some songs must be muscle memory at this point, too. i would love to see this band live but i would recognize maaaaybe a third of the songs lol. for my money i really don't think there's many people out there in indie rock who have a better grasp of pop and songwriting in general than pollard
     
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  19. Aregala

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    I do love the image of a 60-year-old former school teacher out there doing all of these songs

    he's supposed to be releasing a country album this year? could be entertaining lol
     
  20. EmmanuelSCastle

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    i have no metric for country at all so im interested in what that's like
     
  21. cwhit

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    this might be ridiculous even for this band
     
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  22. Aregala

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    the last double album was their best in a good while

    still haven't listened to Space Gun tho
     
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  23. EmmanuelSCastle

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    this is incredible. I love this band haha
     
  24. Aregala

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    cool

     
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  25. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    sweet sweet fantasy baby Platinum

     
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