For me, two of the most important bands of the 90s were Pavement and Guided By Voices. Pavement has already started touring, and even played Fallon and Colbert, and now Guided By Voices have returned to the stage and are playing together.
Last night the band played at the Palladium Showroom in Dallas and played two hours worth of classic GBV songs. As evidenced by the great performance of Game of Pricks, Guided by Voices still sound great even as they have aged. Although they were notorious for having sloppy live performances these videos sound like GBV prime on their albums Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes. Below is the much loved Bee Thousand track Tractor Rape Chain, which they included in their set.
Fantastic video for a fantastic song. The video follows a person trying to deal with an evil shark who follows him everywhere. The band members also make appearances in the video so watch out for them.
When I first listened to Tennis’ blissful track, “Marathon”, the thought of someone flipping it into a rap beat and dropping lines like “Her booty ain’t that fat, but her wallet is”over it never crossed my mind. Though, surprisingly enough, with a second set of drums thrown on, “Marathon” works pretty well as a rap beat. G-Eazy probably isn’t the ideal guy to rap over said beat, but I’ll give him the credit for beat selection, its always cool to see how close the indie rock and hip-hop worlds are growing lately.