Guided By Voices Biography

Guided by Voices (often abbreviated as GBV) is an American indie rock band originating from Dayton, Ohio. Beginning with the band's formation in 1983 at the Northridge High School, it made frequent personnel changes but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard. Guided by Voices initially disbanded in 2004, though many of its former members remain musically involved in solo careers or other projects.

Noted at first for its lo-fi aesthetic and typically Portastudio four-tracks-to-cassette production methods, Guided by Voices' music revealed influences from post-British Invasion garage rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, punk rock and post-punk. The band also garnered much attention for its prolific output, with a seemingly endless stream of releases. Most songs are in the two-minute range, but many are even shorter; often they end abruptly or are intertwined with odd and homemade sound effects.

In 2010, the "classic lineup" of Guided by Voices reunited to perform at Matador Records 21st anniversary party, and subsequently undertook a national tour. Since reforming, the band has released numerous new albums.

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HEARING VOICES FOR THE LAST TIME!

The indie legends say goodbye...

  • Jul 20, 2004

GUIDED BY VOICES T O SPLIT, THE WORLD OF INDIE MOURNS

There are a few tears in the NME office today...

  • Apr 26, 2004

GBV OFFER SOME 'TRUTHS'

The cult group's follow up to 'Do The Collapse' comes out on Matador...

  • Mar 27, 2002

HEARING VOICES AGAIN

The veteran indie rockers return with a "pop, prog and psychedelic" record - and it's got Elliott Smith on keyboards...

  • Nov 30, 2000

LATER...WITH ROBERT POLLARD

Plus details of album signing sessions...

  • Oct 14, 1999

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Glad Girls

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Thomas White 'Guided By Voices' FlyTV In The Courtyard

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Mijn Laatste Lied Voor Jou

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Guided By Voices Reviews

Guided By Voices : Back To The Lake

Guided By Voices : Back To The Lake

CHONK-CHONK-CHONKs along pleasantly

  • Aug 22, 2002

Guided By Voices : Toronto Horseshoe Tavern

Fabulous

  • Jul 30, 2002

Guided By Voices : Universal Truths And Cycles

Alt.rock mainstays' millionth album. Possibly

  • Jun 17, 2002

Guided By Voices : Everywhere With Helicopter

...if you haven't already tuned in, it's time to drop by...

  • May 31, 2002

Guided By Voices : Chasing Heather Crazy

This is a very real reason to be cheerful.

  • May 14, 2001

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