Robert Pollard Announces 'Not In My Airforce' 20th Anniversary Reissue

Robert Pollard Announces 'Not In My Airforce'
20th Anniversary Reissue, Shares "Get Under It"
Via Brooklyn Vegan

Guided By Voices Tour Starts Tomorrow
LISTEN & SHARE: Robert Pollard - "Get Under It"

Preorders via Rockathon Records
Guided By Voices Inc. is more excited than a bucket of photoexcited electrons to announce the vinyl/digital 20th anniversary reissue of Robert Pollard’s first solo album Not In My Airforce on Sept 9. Originally released by Matador Records on September 10, 1996, the album includes several songs that have become fan favorites and staples of GBV live shows throughout the years:  "Psychic Pilot Clocks Out”, "Flat Beauty", “Quicksilver", "Get Under It” and "Maggie Turns To Flies."  Other album tracks have inspired a band name ("Release The Sunbird"), a music blog ("The Ash Gray Proclamation") and a record label ("Prom Is Coming"). We're pretty sure that at least one British nuclear submarine has been named after "Parakeet Troopers," but MI6 refuses to confirm.

The vinyl version of the album will include a six-song 7" single, which was the original plan in 1996, before the bean counters at multi-national conglomerate Matador insisted on combining the bonus songs with the CD and LP. These bonus songs ("Party,” "Did It Play?," "Double Standards Inc.," "Punk Rock Gods," "Meet My Team," and "Good Luck Sailor") swelled the original release to 22 songs -- not that there's anything wrong with that. I think we can all agree that more Bob is good for everyone. You, the charming, good-looking record-buying public, would like to hear NIMAF as both God and Bob originally intended, and now you shall. The digital version will contain all 22 songs, so don't worry about getting short-changed if you're still living in, like 2007, before vinyl became cool again, and/or your parents' basement without access to a turntable.

Not In My Airforce, it's fair to say, is a landmark recording in the Pollardian corpus, in that it both presaged the flood of solo albums, side projects, collaborations, and line-up changes to come, and established the precedent that Robert Pollard, whether solo or in concert with his Dayton OH pals, was a flat-out miracle worker of songcraft. 
Guided By Voices Tour Dates

7.06.16 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre 
7.07.16 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
7.09.16 New York, NY - Village Voice 4 Knots Music Festival 
7.11.16 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
7.12.16 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall  %
7.14.16 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop  *
7.15.16 Cincinnati, OH - Fountain Square 
8.13.16 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom #
8.14.16 Dallas, TX - Trees  #
8.16.16 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom  #
8.17.16 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern  #
8.19.16 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom  # 
8.20.16 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom @
8.22.16 San Francisco, CA - The Independent  #
8.23.16 San Francisco, CA - The Independent  #
8.26.16 Seattle, WA - Neumos  #
8.27.16 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 
8.31.16 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue  #
9.01.16 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall - Pabst Theatre  # 
9.16.16 Ottawa, ON - City Folk Festival  
9.17.16 Toronto, ON - Toronto Urban Roots Festival
11.04.16 - 11.06.16 - Bastrop, TX - Sound on Sound Festival

* with Nap Eyes
# with Broncho
% with Miracle Legion
@ with DTCV