Monday, January 30, 2006

Show Post: In House #1545

In true Pollardesque form, former Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard released a 26-track, 70+minute double album last week. From a Compound Eye is the first post-Guided by Voices release for Pollard, who writes songs like most of us breathe. Structurally and lyrically, most of the new songs aren't dramatically different from Pollard's band's output over the past fifteen years or so. Musically, however, there are some interesting twists, most notably on the bouncy "Dancing Girls & Dancing Men," which finds Pollard mining the poppier recesses of a late sixties Brit-rock that's much more Kinks than Who. The former gradeschool teacher has a tour of the country planned beginning in February in support of the new release, out on Merge.

In House #1545.
Airdate: 1/30/06
Focus: New release from Robert Pollard, From a Compound Eye, plus new music from Destroyer, the Strokes, the M's and more.


In House PODCAST #53


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