[Cover photo credit to Trevor Naud]
Guided By Voices just shared their second album of 2022, Tremblers And Goggles By Rank, out now via GBV Inc. Tremblers And Goggles By Rank has been described as marking a “new phase in Robert Pollard’s songwriting evolution”. Though his songs have always included non-traditional approaches to form and song structure, with this album, he has pushed further into the unknown. The album is coming to digital, CD, and vinyl, and two of the album’s songs, “Alex Bell” and “Focus on the Flock” are also going to be available as a 7″ vinyl single. Guided by Voices are also heading out on tour, and you can find tickets via their website.
The album is described as a “kaleidoscopic journey”:
While there are hooks and earworms aplenty, this album is a complex and kaleidoscopic journey, representing a new echelon in the Guided By Voices universe. It represents another level of songwriting and performance from the group. It plays out like an intricate and powerful collage, in a multicolored and multi-faceted fashion; a work grand in scale and undertaking.
GUIDED BY VOICES LIVE
Fri, July 8 – 80/35 Music Festival – Des Moines, IA
Sat, July 9 – Square Roots Festival – Chicago, IL
Fri, August 19 – R & R Hall of Fame Museum – Cleveland, OH
Sat, August 20 – Anchor Rock Club – Atlantic City, NJ
Fri, Sept 23 – Race Street Block Party – Holyoke, MA
Fri, Oct 21 – Tulips – Dallas, TX
Sat, Oct 22 – Mohawk – Austin, TX