August by Cake is the 24rd album by the Dayton, Ohio-based group Guided by Voices. It is also the 100th album recorded by main member Robert Pollard. It was released on April 7, 2017.[4] August by Cake is a double album.

August by Cake
August by Cake front cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 17, 2017 (2017-04-17)
StudioSerious Business Music in Brooklyn, New York and Cyberteknics in Dayton, Ohio
GenreIndie rock
Length71:15
LabelRockathon
Guided by Voices chronology
Please Be Honest
(2016)
August by Cake
(2017)
How Do You Spell Heaven
(2017)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.0/5.0 stars[2]
Pitchfork7.1/10[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "5º On the Inside" – 2:29
  2. "Generox Gray" – 1:59
  3. "When We All Hold Hands at the End of the World" – 2:03
  4. "Goodbye Note" (Doug Gillard) – 2:52
  5. "We Liken the Sun" – 2:10
  6. "Fever Pitch" – 1:02
  7. "Absent the Man" (Mark Shue) – 1:37
  8. "Packing the Dead Zone" – 2:52
  9. "What Begins On New Years Day" – 2:00
  10. "Overloaded" (Kevin March) – 3:33
  11. "Keep Me Down" – 2:34
  12. "West Coast Company Man" – 1:56
  13. "Warm Up to Religion" – 1:53
  14. "High Five Hall of Famers" (Bobby Bare, Jr.) – 2:09
  15. "Sudden Fiction" (Shue) – 2:42
  16. "Hiking Skin" – 1:57
  17. "It's Food" – 2:54
  18. "Cheap Buttons" – 2:13
  19. "Substitute 11" – 2:32
  20. "Chew the Sand" (Shue) – 3:46
  21. "Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean" (Robert Pollard/Jim Pollard)– 2:00
  22. "The Laughing Closet" – 1:33
  23. "Deflect/Project" (Gillard) – 2:34
  24. "Upon the Circus Bus" (Bare Jr.) – 2:21
  25. "Try It Out (It's Nothing)" – 1:48
  26. "Sentimental Wars" (March) – 2:49
  27. "Circus Day Holdout" – 2:03
  28. "Whole Tomatoes" – 1:13
  29. "Amusement Park Is Over" – 2:19
  30. "Golden Doors" – 1:42
  31. "The Possible Edge" – 2:03
  32. "Escape to Phoenix" – 2:08

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "August by Cake by Guided by Voices". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "August by Cake - Guided by Voices - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Guided by Voices: August by Cake". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ Sodomsky, Sam (January 25, 2017). "Guided by Voices' New Album Is Robert Pollard's 100th LP". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.