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August By Cake

Guided By Voices

Released: 04/07/2017
Format: 2 LP
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-71
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 2
# Tracks: 32
Gatefold Cover:Yes
Front Cover
Pressing Details
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Original Release Info: Guided By Voices' August By Cake is the one hundredth studio album that Robert Pollard has released since 1986's Forever Since Breakfast. To put that in perspective, Bob Dylan has released roughly thirty nine studio albums since 1959. And that includes the Traveling Wilburys.

This is a highly anticipated record, which includes the new line-up (returning GBV veterans Doug Gillard and Kevin March, virgins Bobby Bare Jr and Mark Shue) that has been wowing audience in clubs and festivals throughout 2016. It's the most musically adept and versatile line-up Pollard has ever assembled. With thirty two songs, this album is also GBV's first ever double album, and song contributions from all five band members is additional icing on the cake, setting album #100 apart from the previous ninetynine.

  The double album is an important format in Pollard's own musical iconography, and he doesn't take the form lightly - one reason he's planned and abandoned several would-be GBV double albums in the past is his high regard for foundational works like Quadrophenia, the White Album, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Daydream Nation, Zen Arcade, Double Nickels On the Dime - "defining records for these bands," says Pollard. It's important to him that August By Cake not just be a double album but that it be a great one
August By Cake (Disc 1)
Side A
1.   5° On The Inside 2:28
2.   Generox Gray ® 1:58
3.   When We All Hold Hands At The End Of The World 2:02
4.   Goodbye Note 2:51
5.   We Liken The Sun 2:09
6.   Fever Pitch 1:01
7.   Absent The Man 1:36
8.   Packing The Dead Zone 2:51
Side B
1.   What Begins On New Year's Day 1:59
2.   Overloaded 3:32
3.   Keep Me Down [Slower Version] 2:33
4.   West Coast Company Man 1:55
5.   Warm Up To Religion 1:52
6.   High Five Hall Of Famers 2:08
7.   Sudden Fiction 2:41
8.   Hiking Skin 1:56
Total Length: 35:32
August By Cake (Disc 2)
Side C
1.   It's Food 2:53
2.   Cheap Buttons 2:12
3.   Substitute 11 2:31
4.   Chew The Sand 3:44
5.   Dr. Feelgood Falls Off The Ocean 1:59
6.   The Laughing Closet 1:32
7.   Deflect/Project 2:33
8.   Upon The Circus Bus 2:20
Side D
1.   Try It Out (It's Nothing) 1:47
2.   Sentimental Wars 2:48
3.   Circus Day Holdout 2:02
4.   Whole Tomatoes 1:12
5.   Amusement Park Is Over 2:18
6.   Golden Doors 1:44
7.   The Possible Edge 2:01
8.   Escape To Phoenix 2:07
Total Length: 35:43
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-71 [CD] (U.S.A.) 32

Album Credits
Role Name
All Artwork Except Found Photograph Robert Pollard
Art Department Joe Patterson
Art Department Robert Pollard
Art Department Vince Williams
Art Management Sarah Zade-Pollard
Front Cover Photo Of Mark Demoing Calgarian Method Erin Weckerle
Layout Joe Patterson
Layout Robert Pollard
Role Name
Band Member Bobby Bare Jr.
Band Member Doug Gillard
Band Member Kevin March
Band Member Mark Shue
Band Member Robert Pollard
Role Name
Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Management David Newgarden
Role Name
Additional Album Text A Factory Of Raw Essentials Product
Additional Album Text Guided By Voices, Inc.
Additional Album Text Keep It In Motion
Additional Album Text www.robertpollard.net
Additional Album Text www.robertpollardart.com
Additional Album Text www.rockathonrecords.com
Road Crew Derek (Taz) Asher
Road Crew Stephen Hopkins
Rockathon Records Kevin Poindexter
Rockathon Records Matt Davis
Rockathon Records Mike Lipps