The Guided By Voices Database has everything you need to know about the band’s discography, as well as the various side projects that Pollard and crew are involved with.
This site allows you to navigate & search the Guided By Voices discography and gigography. Information includes catalog numbers, scanned album images, track times, credits, vinyl color, pressing information, release dates, setlists, and gig ticket/poster images. Song details include the releases the song appears on and gigs where the track was played live.
I found a copy of the setlist from one of two back-to-back shows that I went to at the Horseshoe Tavern years ago. Both nights were epic, featuring three hour sets with double encore.
Making Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up”. Pretty cool to see how the song is constructed, makes me believe I can sit down and bang out the next great club hit.
A grown’s up guide to indie rock. An interesting perspective, largely summed up by the idea that everything old is new again.
Work Associates recently created a typographically inspired cover for Klang, the third album from The Rakes. Given that the album was recorded in Berlin, Work turned to the Bauhaus movment and the work of Ludwig Hirshfeld Mack for inspiration. Hirschfeld-Mack developed a light and colour modulator apparatus, to provide a visual translation of music.
Unwanted Scrobbles, a brief list of the most deleted tracks and artists on last.fm.
Da mystery of chessboxin. RZA, Wu-Tang producer extraordinaire, and chess fanatic has started up a chess site.
Concern in Middle England has been mounting in recent days over the threat to the nation’s youth posed by emo. I can’t stop laughing. It probably has something to do with the mental image of a white-haired newscaster with a British accent uttering those words with the greatest severity.
Forensic typography or how Jonathan Hoefler stopped the next hip-hop war.
Muxtape, like mixtapes of yore, a good way to discover new music. Here’s mine, featuring a portion of one of my iTunes playlists. The current playlist:
- The National — 90-Mile Water Wall
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — Ain’t No Easy Way
- The Killers — When You Were Young
- MGMT — Time to Pretend
- Reverend and the Makers — Heavyweight Champion of the World
- Justice — D.A.N.C.E. (Mstrkrft Remix)
- Tiga — Louder Than A Bomb
- Kanye West — Stronger
- Hot Chip — Over And Over
- Tokyo Police Club — Nature of the Experiment
- Of Montreal — Gronlandic Edit
- Okkervil River — Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe
This would also be a good place to mention the mixes over at Yewknee, some of my favourites. Drop a comment if you’ve got one to listen to, I’m always up for discovering new music.