Guided By Voices – new single by original lineup, The Unsinkable Fats Domino

The first recordings from the classic Guided By Voices lineup of Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos and Kevin Fennell hit the stores on November 22 with the Matador single from their upcoming self-released album “Let’s go Eat The Factory.” The single is called “The Unsinkable Fats Domino” b/w “We Won’t Apologize,” and you can download an MP3 of the A-side here:

The Unsinkable Fats Domino (192k MP3)

The single will be out on 7″ vinyl and digital single formats NOVEMBER 22.

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16 thoughts on “Guided By Voices – new single by original lineup, The Unsinkable Fats Domino”

  1. Not bad… definitely better than anything Pollard’s put out the past 5 or so years. And the muddy mid-fi feel and double-tracked vocals are appreciated. But let’s hope there are some harder, stronger riffs on the record. This track bounces along and I can see Pollard hopping along to this live, but I also have a feeling that this track would’ve been a b-side back in the day.

  2. Bill must be high, because this is BEAUTIFUL.

    Matador, you KNOW this album is RIPE for a BEGN, complete with lots o’ goodies. Sign me up NOW.

  3. Bill, it’s obvious you haven’t been listening the last “7” years or so, because Pollard has released not only some muck, he has also released some absolute gems far better than the downloadable single, which btw, isn’t bad at all. It gets better after a couple of listens. Have you heard any of the Boston Spaceships material?….how about any of these non-Spaceship tracks :

    Wish You Were Young
    Paradise is Not So Bad
    Arrows & Balloons
    Things Have Changed (Down in Mexico City)
    Stiff Me
    Death of The Party
    Symbols and Heads
    Miles Under The Skin
    Heavy Crown
    Gratification To Concrete
    Canned Food Demons
    Go For The Exit
    Johnny Optimist
    Queen Of Stormy Weather
    No Island
    The Original Heart
    Beauty of the Draft
    The Killers
    Tattered Lily
    The Naked Wall
    (All You Need) To Know
    Wealth And Hell-Being

  4. I apologize. I thought I deleted the following ‘Spaceship’ tracks –

    Heavy Crown
    Gratification To Concrete
    Canned Food Demons
    Go For The Exit
    Queen Of Stormy Weather

  5. @jpj – Matador isn’t putting out the album. That’s coming out on Pollard’s own label, Guided by Voices Inc.

  6. Robert Pollard has a large enough cult that he doesn’t need to work with labels. He makes more money putting out records on his own two labels that are run by a small crew of his friends. He’s been working that way almost exclusively for four years now, in which time he’s released about twenty albums. Putting out the new GbV album on his own label is business as usual for him.

  7. Oh and also putting out records on his own label allows him to release records whenever he wants. He’s completely independent. In addition to this new album, he plans to release ANOTHER GbV album in May of next year.

  8. Congrats, gbv. this single is a toe tapper. Hope you tour again as the Columbus show was agreat experience.

  9. My view on this is probably a littled skewed, but releasing the album on Matador would make it seem more special as opposed to releasing it on Pollards own label (which I assume releases a new Pollard album every other week.)

  10. January 1 – Mailorder (January 24 in stores) – Guided by Voices “Let’s Go Eat the Factory”
    March 20 – Robert Pollard “Mouseman Cloud”
    May 22 – Guided by Voices “Class Clown Spots A UFO”

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