The "classic" Guided by Voices reunited for a full year; a tour that everyone said was awesome and I unfortunately missed. However, the best news of said tour was saved until the end, when it was announced that the line-up had recorded a brand new LP and was going to release it (dubbed Let's Go Eat the Factory) in January. Now the band has released the first tastes of the album with "The Unsinkable Fats Domino".
It's initially hard to say what separates "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" from every other musical project that Robert Pollard has been a part of since Guided by Voices broke up in 2004. There's no lo-fi sound to it, no direct attention to making it stylistically a Guided by Voices song (if Guided by Voices even had specific style to begin with). What makes the song good is just that it's a great song: catchy, wonderfully nonsensical, and short and sweet like any classic GBV song. "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" will be on a 7" with double AA-side "We Won't Apologize for the Human Race", and both songs will be on Let's Go Eat Factory.
Guided by Voices'/Robert Pollard's Website
Pre-order the 7" here, from Matador Records