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Mirrored Aztec

Guided By Voices

Released: 08/21/2020
Format: LP
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-100
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 18
Front Cover
Back Cover
Sleeve (Front)
Sleeve (Back)
Record (Side One)
Record (Side Two)
Pressing Details
Vinyl Color # Pressed
Original Release Notes: When we last heard from Guided By Voices, they had released an astonishing four albums in just over 12 months. Each has a distinctive creative identity: Zeppelin Over China was a meat-and-potatoes double album, Warp And Woof was a return to the band's low-fidelity roots and under-two-minute earworms, Sweating The Plague was a slice of moody stadium rock, and Surrender Your Poppy Field was an unpredictable grab-bag of all of the above. After venturing through the tangled brambles of Plague and Poppy Field, here is a sunny summer reprieve, a relentless barrage of hooks - Mirrored Aztec is the latest stop on this runaway train.

Like its immediate predecessors, Mirrored Aztec is both its own entity and unmistakably GBV. It's also their most immediately welcoming and inviting offering in years - there's nothing a fan of The Who, Big Star, or Wire, wouldn't love. For the GBV uninitiated, the clean, confident hooks of highlights "Bunco Men," "Haircut Sphinx," "A Whale Is Top Notch," "Party Rages On" and the strummy "To Keep An Area" will resonate immediately. It also contains some unprecedented GBV moments, too, like "Math Rock," an apparent tribute to the titular subgenre featuring classroom instruments and a children's choir, "Please Don't Be Honest," a dreamy reversal of the band's 2016 song and album Please Be Honest, and "Thank You Jane," perhaps the most open-hearted, guileless power-pop song from Pollard's pen in ages.

If Pollard's discography - 107 albums and counting - seems intimidating, do not fear! With a brand-new, high-quality, all-the-way-there album every several months, it's abundantly clear that no band's fanbase has more fun.
Mirrored Aztec
Side One
1.   I Think I Had It. I Think I Have It Again 1:53
2.   Bunco Men 2:22
3.   Citizen's Blitz [New Version] 1:59
4.   To Keep An Area 2:21
5.   Easier Not Charming 1:28
6.   Please Don't Be Honest 2:29
7.   Show Of Hands 2:55
8.   Lip Curlers 2:07
9.   Math Rock 2:26
Side Two
1.   Transfusion 3:23
2.   Biker's Nest 1:53
3.   A Whale Is Top Notch 1:04
4.   I Touch Down 1:48
5.   Haircut Sphinx 2:22
6.   Screaming The Night Away 1:57
7.   Thank You Jane 3:07
8.   The Best Foot Forwards 2:26
9.   Party Rages 2:23
Total Length: 40:23
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-100 [CD] (U.S.A.) 18

Album Credits
Role Name
Art Department Joe Patterson
Art Department Robert Pollard
Art Department Vince Williams
Art Management Sarah Zade-Pollard
Back Cover Photo Ami Lane
Front Cover Illustration Courtney Latta
Inside Collage Robert Pollard
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
Additional Drum Recording Ray Ketchem
Engineer Travis Harrison
Mastering Jamal Ruhe
Mixing Travis Harrison
Producer Travis Harrison
Vinyl Mastering Jeff Phillips
Role Name
Additional Recording Location Magic Door
Mastering Location West West Side Music - New Windsor, NY
Mixing Location Serious Business Music - Brooklyn, NY
Recording Location Serious Business Music - Brooklyn, NY
Vinyl Mastering Location Sam Phillips Recording Services - Memphis, TN
Role Name
Copyright 2020
Publisher Needmore Songs
Songwriter 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 Back Cover Photograph Courtest Of Bar Granada, Dayton, OH
Additional Album Text Courtney Latta Instagram: @tincanfran
Additional Album Text www.guidedbyvoices.com
Additional Album Text www.robertpollardart.com
Additional Album Text www.rockathonrecords.com
Rockathon Records Matt Davis
Rockathon Records Mike "The Heed" Lipps