Guided By Voices Down By The Racetrack


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Label # GBVI 28 CDUPC 655035082820
Street DateJanuary 22nd, 2013
Label # GBVI 28UPC 655035082875
Street DateJanuary 22nd, 2013
Label # UPC 655035082820
Street DateJanuary 22nd, 2013

Welcome to the commencement of 2013’s Guided By Voices recorded output. Please take your seats quickly. For those who slept through 2012, the Dayton, OH, rock legends released three hugely-acclaimed albums last year and toured throughout the United States of America, including Florida. Bandleader Robert Pollard also put out two solo albums, a couple issues of his collage-heavy zine Eat, as well as a “Best Of” record by his other old band Boston Spaceships, and conquered the moon, probably. Down by the Racetrack is Guided By Voices stretching out in a way not seen since early- to mid-’90s EPs like Get Out My Stations or Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer. It’s a particular kind of lo-fi weirdness, from the spooky background “aahs” on “Pictures of the Man” to the drunk piano bashing on “Standing in a Puddle of Flesh.” The mix of wild, tossed-off vocals, raw guitar chug and skewed “Eleanor Rigby” / “See Emily Play” sweetness could only have originated from the Midwest-warped minds of Dayton’s canniest rock warlocks.


  1. #1 It Travels Faster Through Thin Hair
  2. #2 Pictures of the Man
  3. #3 Amanda Gray
  4. #4 Standing in a Puddle of Flesh
  5. #5 Copy Zero
  6. #6 Down by the Racetrack
  7. Single MP3s for this release are $0.99.