After the successful reunion of Guided By Voices at the recent Matador at Twenty One event in Las Vegas comes the news of a full-on Guided by Voices tribute album with an accompanying digital EP, for a total of 21 songs. The GBV tribute will include artists like the Flaming Lips, who mentioned last month that they would be taking part: "Spent the morning recording some singing for Guided By Voices tribute record..Smothered and Hugs... "
Other contributing artists include Blitzen Trapper, Elf Power, Kelley Deal with Buffalo Killers, Superdrag, Thurston Moore, James husband and Le Sera (Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls), plus a lot more. See the tracklist below for more information.
The Guided by Voices tribute will be released by No More Fake Labels, a recording label started by Misty Dawn Briggs that bills itself as the anti-label. How quaintly ironic and witty, considering that she started the label to release music from her own band Western Civ. before adding one more band to the label. She's the band's manager. The label seems to have the right idea though, wanting to create a label that's not superficial or a "label in name only." Does that mean LINO? I can't resist the urge to acronymize ...
We can expect the tribute album and bonus EP some time in the new year.
Guided by Voices Tribute Album Track List
01 The Flaming Lips - Smothered in Hugs
02 Western Civ - Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory and My Valuable Hunting Knife
03 Cymbals Eat Guitars - Gleemer
04 Sorry About Dresden - Echos Myron
05 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Everywhere With Helicopter
06 Crooked Fingers - Tractor Rape Chain
07 Elf Power - Man Called Aerodynamics
08 I Was Totally Destroying It - I Am Produced
09 The Pneurotics - I Am a Tree
10 La Sera - Watch Me Jumpstart
11 Kelley Deal with Buffalo Killers - Scalding Creek
12 Blitzen Trapper - Hot Freaks
13 Superdrag - A Salty Salute
14 David Kilgour (The Clean) - How Loft Am I
15 Thurston Moore - Stabbing a Star
16 James Husband (Of Montreal) - Buzzards and Dreadful Crows
17 Twin Tigers - TBA
Bonus Download EP
01 Marie Stella - Little Lines
02 Free Electric State - Weedking
03 Mass Solo Revolt - Gold Star for Robot Boy
04 Gregg Yeti - Quality of Armor