Guided By Voices Share “Cavemen Running Naked” Single via BrooklynVegan | On U.S. Tour Now | ‘Strut of Kings’ LP Due June 28 via GBV Inc.

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Guided By Voices Share “Cavemen Running Naked”
Single via BrooklynVegan

On U.S. Tour Now

Strut of Kings LP Due June 28 via GBV Inc.



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Last month, Guided By Voices (the ever-evolving act led by Robert Pollard) announced their next LP, Strut of Kings (due June 28 via GBV Inc). Building on 40 years of GBV history, the majestic and triumphant Strut of Kings is the 41st album by the indie rock royalty. Largely recorded in Kings County, New York (Brooklyn), the album is perhaps a gesture towards the malevolent “kings” on the world stage. As “The Serene King” waltzes across the battlefield, Emperor Pollard evokes castles, King Kong and strutting roosters, a surreal yet regal journey.

Today, the band shares the record’s next single, “Cavemen Running Naked“. 

Strut of Kings is the only new Guided By Voices album of 2024! The record includes some of GBV’s hookiest nuggets in recent memory. “Cavemen Running Naked” is out now on all DSPs, and stay tuned for Strut of Kings out June 28.



Guided By Voices is touring across the U.S. this summer, with many dates already sold out. Tickets and information can be found HERE.


Fri 4/26 – Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH (w/ Wussy)
Sat 4/27 – Mr. Smalls Theater – Pittsburgh, PA (w/ The Gotobeds)
Fri 5/10 – Marquis  Theater – Denver, CO (w/ Undersale) ***SOLD OUT
Sun 5/12 – Kilby Court Block Party – Salt Lake City, UT
Fri 5/31 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN (w/ Disq)
Sat 6/1 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL (w/ Kiwi Jr) ***SOLD OUT
Fri 6/7 – Atlantis – Washington, DC (w/ Birthday Girl DC) ***SOLD OUT
Sat 6/8 – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA  (w/ Aeon Station) ***SOLD OUT
Fri 6/21 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY (w/ The Moles)
Sat 6/22 – Royale Theater – Boston, MA (w/ The Moles)
Fri 7/19 – Hi-Fi Annex – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Wishy)
Sat 7/20 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH (w/ The Sueves)
Sat 8/3 – Community Arts / Music Fest – Athens, OH (FREE ADMISSION!)
Fri 8/9 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT (w/ Kevin Devine)
Sat 8/10 – Bearsville Theater – Woodstock, NY (w/ Winged Wheel)
Fri 8/23 – Bells Beer Garden – Kalamazoo, MI (w/ Ratboys)
Sat 8/24 – WSME Backyard BBQ – Milwaukee, WI (FREE ADMISSION!)
Fri 9/6 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA (w/ Dazy)
Fri 9/27 – August Hall – San Francisco, CA (w/ The Reds, Pinks And Purples)
Sat 9/28 – Bellweather – Los Angeles, CA (w/ special guest)
Fri 10/25 – Mohawk – Austin, TX (w/ Cast Of Thousands)
Sat 10/26 – Ferris Wheelers – Dallas, TX (w/ Will Johnson)



Strut of Kings – TRACKLISTING

01. Show Me The Castle
02. Dear Onion
03. This Will Go On
04. Fictional Environment Dream
05. Olympus Cock In Radiana
06. Caveman Running Naked
07. Timing Voice
08. Bit Of A Crunch
09. Serene King
10. Bicycle Garden





#1 Album Of The Year
– MAGNET Magazine

“The album is an unabashed, bombastic and unapologetic statement of purpose from one of America’s greatest living songwriters.”
 Paste Magazine – Album of the Week 

“Unrepentantly full of hooks, and immediately hummable, is a sure testament to his songwriterly powers.” **** 4 star 
– Shindig Magazine

“With Nowhere To Go But Up, Guided By Voices pull off their 2023 LP hat trick. The album title succinctly sums up the band’s trajectory. Here’s to another fruitful decade of GBV.”
– Uproxx

“GBV’s hot streak continues with one of their best albums in ages.” ALBUM OF THE WEEK #1
– Brooklyn Vegan

“His wonderful songs are getting the treatment that they deserve and his band sounds just great.” 8.5/10
– Northern Transmissions 

“The element that sets the album apart from other 2020s GBV output isn’t the songwriting as much as the sound they achieve; a nearly slaphappy implementation of the studio to make Pollard’s oddball musings and occasional heart-rending turns of phrase bigger than ever.”
– AllMusic

“Always great, and frequently exceptional, they remind us as we stare down the end of another year that they are one of the best we have, and thankfully we’re unlikely to have to wait too long until the next installment.”
– Stereoboard

“Nowhere to Go but Up ultimately shows Guided by Voices holding a torch for no-frills indie rock with no punches pulled […] every infectious melody and swinging riff they can manage still works even after 40 years of changing the very DNA of indie rock music.”
– FLOOD Magazine

“Heavy guitar riffs line the heartfelt vocals for 11 tracks of pure rock bliss as the prolific band shows no signs of slowing down. ‘We’re Going The Wrong Way In’ is an early favorite with soaring vocals and crunchy textures for every guitar riff enthusiast.”
– Glide Magazine

“Light on choruses, heavy on muscular riffs & stuffed with shapeshifting cuts dusted with bells, horns and more sonic weirdness, GBV’s 39th LP keeps you on your toes.”
– Tinnitist

“GBV arrive with a renewed energy on Nowhere to Go but Up, with no frills, no disappointment and consistent songwriting.”
– mxdwn






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