Guided by Voices
After breaking up Guided By Voices in 2004, Robert Pollard recently reunited the "classic" GBV line-up for a short tour. Tobin Sprout (guitar) Charles "Mitch" Mitchell (guitar), Greg Demos (bass) and Kevin Fennel (drums) will be joining Pollard on classic GBV songs from 1992-1996 from the albums Propeller, Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes and Under The Bushes, Under The Stars.
Since GBV's breakup, their 1994 album Bee Thousand was heralded by Amazon.com at the top of their list (#1) of the "100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time" and Spin magazine picked the record as #26 in the "Top Records of the Past 25 Years."
"If Matador at 21 were a game, Guided by Voices would've won -- they earned the most encores, the most fist pumping, the most singalongs, the most pushing against the stage and the most chanting of the whole weekend." - L.A Times
"Guided By Voices capped the (Matador) weekend with an amazing high-energy set..." - Rolling Stone
"Pollard's hooks have always ranked among rock's best." - Wall Street Jourmal
"Since late 2008 or so, Pollard has enjoyed a late-career renaissance, consistently rewarding those of us still paying attenion." - Pitchfork
We’re Détective, or Detective (the internet is not fond of French accent marks, but we were named after the Godard film of that title, in the unlikely case you’re interested) a very new rock band from Los Angeles. For now, we consist of James Greer, who used to play in Guided By Voices and a bunch of other, less well-known bands, Guylaine Vivarat, who plays in an LA band called Useless Keys and used to play in another one called Tennis System, and Rory Modica, who also plays in Useless Keys with Guylaine. We’ve recorded and released two EPs in quick succession, Very Fallen World and the forthcoming Basket of Masks, which you can find here, and made two videos which you can find here and here. We played our first show on February 29, 2012 at the Empty Bottle in Chicago. It was a blast. We’re playing a lot more shows in the coming weeks and months. We’ll do our best to keep you up to date. We’re also recording a lot of songs in the coming weeks and months. We’ll keep you posted in that regard as well.