Guided By Voices : Chasing Heather Crazy

This is a very real reason to be cheerful.

Skulking in the import seven-inch section, pressed on proud blue vinyl, the latest nugget of garage-pop perfection from lo-fi genius, Robert Pollard. Trailing GBV’s heartbroken new LP, ‘Isolation Drills’, this track is a stack-heeled glam-rock lullaby, so brazen in its unabashed melodic glee that it flirts with you from across pop’s bustling bar-room. For the first time in ages, Pollard’s pop-knack sounds as if it’s living in harmony with both his wayward impulses and his desire for big-rock success, and this is a very real reason to

be cheerful.

Stevie Chick