Guided By Voices have shared their second single, ‘Man Called Blunder’, taken from their upcoming LP, Surrender Your Poppy Field.
Starting off the year with a 100-song marathon in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve, Robert Pollard set a mighty high bar for Guided By Voices in 2020. Following three distinct full-length albums in 2019, Surrender Your Poppy Field, arrives as the record to drive the band into the new decade.
According to the band, the guiding concept of Surrender Your Poppy Field was to make the songs sound as different from one another as possible with “sudden shifts in mood, tempo and rhythm, unexpected chord progressions, false endings and codas, string orchestrations, mysterious voices.”
The second cut from the record, ‘Man Called Blunder’, arrives after the previously released ‘Volcano’ and coincides with new tour dates which can be seen below.
For now though, the track.
Surrender Your Poppy Field – Tracklisting
1. Year of the Hard Hitter
3. Queen Parking Lot
4. Arthur Has Business Elsewhere
5. Cul-De-Sac Kids
6. Cat Beats A Drum
8. Steely Dodger
9. Stone Cold Moron
11. Man Called Blunder
12. Woah Nelly
13. Andre The Hawk
14. Always Gone
15. Next Sea Level
Guided By Voices Tour Dates:
Fri 4/3 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Sat 4/4 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
Fri 4/24 – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA
Sat 4/25 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
Fri 5/1 – Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA
Sat 5/2 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Fri 5/8 – Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
Sat 5/9 – The Regency – San Francisco, CA
Fri 7/10 – Fine Line Music Hall – Minneapolis, MN