As I’m sure you’re well aware by now, that Guided By Voices were forced to postpone this weekends East Coast shows due to illness. Thankfully a new date has been announced for their return to Boston on January 15th at Royale. With a handful albums added to their cannon during a time where they were unable to tour this news hits particularly hard, but these continue to be truly strange times to live in. Taking measures to keep both the band, their fans safe and healthy is paramount. Last week I had the good fortune of connecting with GBV’s Doug Gillard via zoom to discuss the band’s recent output, the challenges of recording and releasing albums during a pandemic, and the forthcoming LP It’s Not Them, It Couldn’t Be Them, It Is Them. A huge thank you to Doug for taking the time chat and stay tuned for part two of our conversation coming this winter.
*Photo of Doug performing at the Telegram Ballroom, Los Angeles 12/31/19 as well as the image that runs throughout the interview (DG on the balcony) provided by Ana Luisa Morales. With audio assistance from Reuben Bettsak.