Guided by Voices is famous for its prolific output, but the band is venturing into new territory with its new 32-song double album, August By Cake. The album will be released on April 7.

The record will also be the 100th for Robert Pollard, Guided by Voices' founding singer-songwriter. Pollard has apparently scrapped several planned Guided by Voices double albums over the years, citing his love and respect for "defining records" like The Who's Quadrophenia and Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation as the reason for his reticence.

August By Cake features extensive contributions from all five band members of the retooled Guided by Voices, which is now made-up of veterans Doug Gillard (guitar) and Kevin March (drums), as well as newcomers Bobby Bare Jr. (guitar) and Mark Shue (bass).

Check out 'Hiking Skin,' the lead single from August By Cake, below.

August By Cake tracklist:

  • 00. Bob Intro
  • 01. 5° On The inside.
  • 02. Generox - Gray
  • 03. When We All Hold Hands
  • 04. Goodbye Note
  • 05. We Liken The Sun.
  • 06. Fever Pitch
  • 07. Absent The Man
  • 9. Diamond Eyes
  • 08. Packing The Dead Zone
  • 09. What Begins On New Years Day
  • 10. Overloaded
  • 11. Keep Me Down
  • 12. West Coast Company Man
  • 13. Warm Up To Religion
  • 14. High 5 Hall Of Famers
  • 15. Hiking Skin
  • 16. Sudden Fiction
  • 17. Its Food
  • 18. Cheap Buttons
  • 19. Substitute 11
  • 20. Chew the Sand
  • 21. Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean
  • 22. The Laughing Closet
  • 23. Deflect Project
  • 24. Upon The Circus Bus
  • 25. Try It Out Its Nothing
  • 26. Sentimental Wars
  • 27. Circus Day Holdout
  • 28. Whole Tomatoes
  • 29. Amusement Park Is Over
  • 30. Golden Doors
  • 31. The Possible Edge
  • 32. Escape To Phoenix