VARIOUS ARTISTS: Guided By Voices Tribute: 7”

Okay, confession time: when I eat spicy foods, I lose hearing in my right ear. No, no, that’s not right. Oh, here it is: to my knowledge, I have never listened to Guided By Voices. Not once. I’ve probably surreptitiously heard them at one point or another, but not so I remember them. So I have no idea how faithful or jaw-droppingly creative these covers are. Four bands: Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Upset, and Swearin’. The record’s over quite quickly, the vinyl’s the color of cherry-flavored Chapstick, and if nothing else, I’m even further convinced that the woman from Waxahatchee could sing a recipe for beet borscht and I’d still be into it. 

 –keith (Salinas)