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Warp And Woof

Guided By Voices

Released: 04/26/2019
Format: LP
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-91
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 24
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Bob Note Posted On GBV Website
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Original Release Info: Following GBV's sprawling double-album Zeppelin Over China, Robert Pollard has written and recorded another full-length in record-breaking time. It's Warp and Woof (April 26, 2019), exuberantly barreling through 24 songs in just 37 minutes with a brevity similar to mid-90s GBV albums Alien Lanes and Vampire On Titus. GBV kicked this one out in a flash, recorded in studios, club soundchecks, hotel rooms and even in the tour van.

After completing Zeppelin, Pollard felt the itch to record a few EPs. Just as GBV had done back in 1994, he would use them to channel his everflowing ideas to an outlet. But when a magical boombox writing session produced six fully formed songs in under half an hour, Pollard realized he had an album on his hands. What to do?

With a band so formidable they've been dubbed the New Golden Age of GBV, they quickly completed much of the recording on the road. The 2018 Space Gun Tour provided impromptu recording venues. Pollard recorded vocals in hotel rooms and small studios. Doug Gillard cut guitar tracks for “End It With Light" through his Mesa Boogie rig at soundcheck at the Ottobar in Baltimore. Bobby Bare Jr. recorded his spacey main rhythm guitars for album closer, “Time Remains in Central Position” at the same show, but in the backstage green room. Kevin March added drum tracks in a studio in his hometown Montclair, New Jersey. Gillard played guitar on “Bury the Mouse” in a van hurtling at 60-plus m.p.h., and Mark Shue laid bass on “Angelic Weirdness” as he balanced on the speeding van's bench seat…

Pollard and this amazing GBV line-up continue to astound at an unmatched pace!

Original Release Info for 100 Dougs & Wine Cork Stonehenge EPs: After 2018's critically acclaimed Space Gun LP and a string of jaw-dropping, sold-out shows, GUIDED BY VOICES has announced a sprawling double-album, Zeppelin Over China. to be released on February 1. But before this one has even made it to the warehouse, Robert Pollard has written and recorded another full-length in record-breaking time. It's Warp and Woof (April 2019), exuberantly barreling through 24 songs in just 37 minutes with a brevity similar to mid-90s GBV albums Alien Lanes and Vampire On Titus. GBV kicked this one out in a flash, recorded in studios, club soundchecks, hotel rooms and even in the tour van.

And because you can never have too much GBV, the album is being teased on four vinyl-only (1000 copies) limited edition 7-inch EPs: Winecork Stonehenge and 100 Dougs will be released in November. Umlaut Over The Özone and 1901 Acid Rock in March.

CD and LP release mentioned by Bob in note posted to GuidedByVoices.com on July 11th, 2018 that includes 24 tracks from all four 7" 6-song EPs (2 released in 2018, 2 in 2019). It will be "resequenced with new artwork".
Warp And Woof
W. A. R. P. (Cincinnati)
1.   Bury The Mouse 1:30
2.   Angelic Weirdness 1:31
3.   Foreign Deputies 1:01
4.   Dead Liquor Store 1:31
5.   Mumbling Amens 1:54
6.   Cohesive Scoops 1:31
7.   Photo Range Within 1:14
8.   My Dog Surprise 1:39
9.   Tiny Apes 1:08
10.  Blue Jay House 2:03
11.  Down The Island 1:37
12.  Thimble Society 1:44
13.  More Reduction Linda 1:33
W. O. O. F. (Cleveland)
1.   My Angel 1:28
2.   Cool Jewels And Aprons 1:25
3.   Even Next 1:40
4.   It Will Never Be Simple 2:32
5.   The Stars Behind Us 1:23
6.   Skull Arrow 1:04
7.   Out Of The Blue Race 1:22
8.   Coming Back From Now On 1:53
9.   The Pipers, The Vipers, The Snakes! 1:48
10.  Time Remains In Central Position 1:50
11.  End It With Light 1:11
Total Length: 37:32
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-91 [CD] (U.S.A.) 24