1980's alt-scene pioneers, Guided By Voices, dropped their new record last week, Cool Planet. They hit New York for a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom tonight with Doug Gillard and Atomic Forces. This is their sixth full-length release since reforming in 2010, and now they're back on tour to support the new release.
This is Guided By Voices second record released in 2014 after Motivational Jumpsuit came out in February. Cool Planet was recorded during this year's brutal, sub-freezing Polar Vortex at Cyberteknics in Dayton, Ohio. Although the group has a strong reputation for prolific musical output, the weight and quality of these new songs isn't sacrificed in the least bit.
If you missed out on tickets this time around, don't fret, because GBV will be back in town with a show at Irving Plaza on Friday, July 11.
You can find tickets for that here: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/00004CADB489BC10?camefrom=ramya_8e1
Check out the title track from their newest album Cool Planet on Brooklyn Vegan: