Even though Guided By Voices broke up (again) over a year ago, that hasn’t stopped veteran frontman Robert Pollard from releasing new music. This year has seen the release of his 21st solo album and new music from two of his sixteen “side projects,” Circus Devils’ Stomping Grounds and three full-length records from Ricked Wicky.
This week marks the release of Suitcase 4: Captain Kangaroo Won The War, a four CD collection of 100 previously unreleased tracks, including rarities, alternate versions, outtakes and discards including classics like "Postal Blowfish," "Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory," "Motor Away," "Hardcore UFOs," "Echos Myron," "Tractor Rape Chain" and "Queen Of Cans And Jars." Also included are demos from Pollard’s next solo album, due in 2016.
If it’s anything like the Suitcase 1-3 releases, each track will be credited to a different fake band name (he hasn’t used Sergeant Sebaceous and His Cysts yet, but here’s hoping), and if you’re wondering how you can fit 100 song titles and band names on a CD, never fear-- it comes with a custom magnifying glass to assist with your reading.