Twenty-two years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the ’90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV “the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!”
After 22 albums, 24 solo records and countless side projects, Pollard has recorded a new GBV album by himself and has assembled an exciting new GBV line-up for 2016 touring: Nick Mitchell (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr (guitar), Mark Shue (bass) and Kevin March (drums). Pollard is often cited as a favorite of other musicians, including Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, the Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., Eddie Vedder, the Strokes, Cheap Trick, Andrew W.K., Cedric Bixler Zavala, Cat Power, Spoon, The New Pornographers, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, Eleanor Friedberger, Surfer Blood, Waxahatchee, The Heartless Bastards, La Sera, Owen Pallett, The Hold Steady… to name but a few.