Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Half Smiles of the Decomposed

Just a quick reminder that the last Guided By Voices album "Half Smiles of the Decomposed" comes out tomorrow. I'll definitely be picking mine up, that is if Hastings shows an ounce of intelligence. Actually Hastings has been very good at getting Guided By Voices albums the day they come out. Hopefully tomorrow won't be different. From the reviews I've read, it's supposed to be their best stuff in years.

It'll be a little bittersweet saying goodbye to Guided By Voices. Basically they have been a solo band since Tobin Sprout left the band almost a decade ago. Also, for some reason, Bob Pollard also records solo and will likely continue to do so. So in reality, Guided By Voices aren't really going away. Besides, it's not like there is a shortage of back catalogue. Still it'll be a little sad to not have the yearly GBV day when they're latest album hits the shelves.

Of course, I'll post a review in the next couple of days.