Guided By Voices, led indefatigable singer and songwriter Robert Pollard, have been one of the most important cult bands of the past twenty-five years. After toiling for a decade in obscurity, they broke onto the scene in the early ‘90s, delivering generation and genre-defining records including 1994’s Bee Thousand and 1995’s Alien Lanes. Pollard was hailed as a genius and GBV—as they soon became known—instantly became one of the leading lights of the indie rock and alternative scenes. They signed to Matador Records, toured with Lollapalooza, and were played on MTV.
Guided By Voices later released mature masterpieces like 1999’s Do the Collapse, produced by Ric Ocasek from the Cars, and 2001’s Isolation Drills. After a break up in 2004, the band’s original lineup reunited in 2010, going on to tour and release a string of well-received records. In 2017, Pollard put together a crack new band and began releasing a string of albums which have been hailed by fans and critics as instant classics: August By Cake, Space Gun, and Warp and Woof. This lineup–featuring Doug Gillard, Kevin March, Bobby Bare Jr. and Mark Shue–is still going strong, touring all over the world and releasing new material at a dizzying rate.