Guided by Voices announces new LP (listen to “Excited Ones”), cancel concerts in New York and Boston


It is the fifth day of 2022 and Guided by voices announced their first, but probably not the last, album of the year. Crystal Nuns Cathedral, which is the band’s 35th album, will be released on March 4 via Guided By Voices Inc. The label says, “This record is a statement, a challenge, a monument, a call to arms. the new benchmark. Who will do it better? Who will try? “

The first single is “Excited Ones,” yet another super catchy powerpop number from Robert Pollard’s Endless Bank, which once again takes its hat off to The Who. Listen to that below.

Guided by Voices, which canceled its New Years Eve shows in Brooklyn and Atlantic City due to the Omicron Wave, has now canceled this month’s shows in New York City (Irving Plaza on 1/14) and Boston (Royale 1/15) for the same reason. . These are dates that have also been postponed to the fall. Their 2022 tour now begins March 18 in Madison, WI and includes a show in LA at the Teragram Ballroom on April 1. No new date in Boston or New York has been announced yet. Stay tuned. All dates are listed below.

Guided by Voices published Earthman Blues and It’s not them. It couldn’t be them. They are the ones! in 2021, as well as an album under the name Cub Scout Bowling Pins. GBV was also, last week, a question about Peril!

Crystal Nuns Cathedral track list
1. “City of the eyes”
2. “Re-develop”
3. “Climb a ramp”
4. “Whatever the list”
5. “In the pipe”
6. “Come north together”
7. “Forced to go to sea”
8. “Retroit”
9. “The excited”
10. “From your doctor”
11. “River man”
12. “Cathedral of the Crystal Nuns”

Fri March 18 – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
Sat March 19 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
Wed 23-24 March – Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID
Sat March 26 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Sunday March 27 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
Tue. March 29 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Wednesday March 30 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Friday April 1 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
Sat April 2 – Pappy & Harriets – Pioneertown, CA
Sat April 30 – Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA


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