“Obvious #1”

    Robert Pollard has been putting out records for what seems like eight decades now, and while the front-to-back quality of classic Guided By Voices records like Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes has eluded him, he’s still able to kick out a lo-fi, catchy-as-hell rock gem with a frequency that has to make other band jealous. Take “Obvious #1,” the first we’re hearing from Pollard’s forthcoming new solo record, Mouseman Cloud, which will see release March 12 via Fire Records. It’s all bubble gum and grits, with one of those immediately singable melodies that Pollard seems like he can write in his sleep. Old Man Indie Rock has still got it. [Stereogum]

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