Robert Pollard

Guided By Voices’ Bee Thousand: The 1994 SPIN Review

This review originally appeared in SPIN’s July 1994 issue. In honor of Bee Thousand's 25th anniversary, we’re republishing it here. It's no secret that some of…
Mike Rubin / June 23, 2019

Guided By Voices: Our 1994 Interview, ‘The Basement Tapes’

This article originally appeared in the July 1994 issue of Spin. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album Bee Thousand, we're republishing it…
Jim Greer / June 23, 2019

Robert Pollard Releasing Country Album Titled Blue Balls Lincoln

Robert Pollard apparently got bored of sneezing out new Guided By Voices recordings every five minutes and decided to put out an album by his…
Maggie Serota / January 19, 2018

Stream Guided By Voices’ New Album How Do You Spell Heaven

Last month, Guided By Voices announced their 25th studio album, How Do You Spell Heaven. It's the 101st album of bandleader Robert Pollard's prolific career; needless to say, his gift for catchy, raw-edged indie rock…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2017

Guided By Voices Announce New Album How Do You Spell Heaven, Release “Just to Show You”

It's already time for a new Guided By Voices album. How Do You Spell Heaven, the band's 25th studio album, will be out August 11. GBV's previous double album, August By Cake, was released this…
Anna Gaca / June 22, 2017

New Music: Guided by Voices – “Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean”

Guided by Voices' upcoming 24th studio LP is lead singer Robert Pollard's 100th, and though it is entitled August by Cake, it will come out…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 13, 2017

New Music: Guided By Voices Announce New Album, Which Will Be Robert Pollard’s 100th LP

Insanely prolific Ohio indie rockers Guided by Voices announced a new record earlier today. August by Cake, out April 7, will be the group’s 24th…
Taylor Berman / January 25, 2017

Hear ‘My Zodiac Companion,’ the First New Guided By Voices Song Since the Last One

Astonishingly prolific songwriter Robert Pollard has announced a new Guided By Voices album, Please Be Honest, out April 22. In an uncommon show of restraint, the GBV…
Anna Gaca / March 11, 2016

Guided by Voices Break Up Just in Time for Their Fall Tour

Guided by Voices are, once again, no more. Robert Pollard's band featured quite a rotating cast before splitting in 2004, but the Dayton lo-fi heroes…
Chris Martins / September 18, 2014

Stream Robert Pollard’s Up-the-Gut Grinder ‘Blazing Gentlemen’

Robert Pollard claims that in creating Blazing Gentlemen, he's "figured out how to write a song after 55 years." That is, of course, an absurd claim…
Chris Martins / December 3, 2013

Listen to Robert Pollard’s 447th Great Song This Year, ‘Who’s Running My Ranch’

Seems weird to say that 2012 could be the most impressive year of Bob Pollard’s patently ridiculous career, but after two way-better-than-anyone-could-have-expected — and criminally…
Steve Kandell / July 13, 2012

Robert Pollard, ‘Space City Kicks’ (Guided by Voices Inc.)

Defying logic, the famously productive Robert Pollard is getting even more prolific with age. One of five Pollard-related releases slated over a ten-month stretch (plus…
Jon Young / January 18, 2011

New Albums from the Decemberists & 7 More

Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / January 18, 2011

Guided By Voices End Matador’s B-Day Weekend

It's no stretch of the imagination to say that, for someone like Robert Pollard, reforming an incarnation of a band that existed for a couple…
Steve Kandell / October 4, 2010

Guided by Voices Return with Fall Tour

In late June, indie rock pioneers Guided by Voices announced that their classic, 1993-'96 lineup was reuniting to play the Matador Records 21st Birthday in…
Eric Sundermann / July 15, 2010
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