Guided By Voices // Summer Cannibals

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Guided By Voices

Twenty-two years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the '90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV "the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!"

After 22 albums, 24 solo records and countless side projects, Pollard has recorded a new GBV album by himself and has assembled an exciting new GBV line-up for 2016 touring: Nick Mitchell (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr (guitar), Mark Shue (bass) and Kevin March (drums).

Pollard is often cited as a favorite of other musicians, including Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, the Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., Eddie Vedder, the Strokes, Cheap Trick, Andrew W.K., Cedric Bixler Zavala, Cat Power, Spoon, The New Pornographers, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, Eleanor Friedberger, Surfer Blood, Waxahatchee, The Heartless Bastards, La Sera, Owen Pallett, The Hold Steady... to name but a few.

Robert Pollard's Site:
http://www.robertpollard.net/

Website:
http://www.gbv.com

Summer Cannibals

Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux, the Cannibals initially cut their teeth on the local circuit, sharing the stage and receiving encouragement from peers such as The Thermals. Along the way, they released a pair of fantastic full-lengths -- 2013's No Makeup and 2015's Show Us Your Mind - on their own label, New Moss Records. Show Us Your Mind was recorded by legendary NW engineer Larry Crane and was recently named one of the best of 2015 by Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis. The band has since spent an unhealthy amount of time on the road, earning accolades and adding plenty of fresh converts to their highly-charged, no frills attack.

It seems only logical that when the band decided to sign to a label, they chose a label like Kill Rock Stars, which has a long history of putting out fearless, female-led bands like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney. "Summer Cannibals take us back to our roots," says KRS President Portia Sabin. "Jessica is a great songwriter and the band is super exciting live, it's a perfect fit."

The new album Full Of It is the band's defining statement to date. Recorded at the amazing analog recording studio The Dock with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Wild Flag), the LP is one of those massive leaps forward that every band hopes to achieve at least once in their career. Aided by rhythm guitarist Marc Swart and a new powerhouse rhythm section of drummer Devon Shirley and bassist Jenny Logan, the 11 songs spark with that perfect mix of snotty attitude, unbounded energy, and window rattling volume.

Website:
http://www.summercannibals.com/
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By: Crystal Ballroom

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