Yes, you read that right. Guided By Voices–made up of the “classic” lineup of Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos, Kevin Fennell and Jimmy Pollard, is releasing Let's Go Eat The Factory, its first album of new material in 15 years, on January 1, 2012.
The album is a cap to Guided By
Voices' year-long reunion tour, and the 21 new songs are, according to a statement, “a deliberate effort to return to what bandleader
Robert Pollard calls the 'semi-collegial' approach of iconic GBV albums
like Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes. Let's Go Eat The Factory is some kind
of return to form: sprawling, variegated, and yet still recognizably
and coherently Guided By Voices in both its literal and mythic senses.”
Created in the band's living rooms, basements, and garages, many of the songs were recorded live at Mitch Mitchell's
garage–again, a throwback to their 1990s sessions.