After amicably departing Merge Records after 4 albums
in two years, Robert Pollard Is Off To Business will
be Robert Pollard\'s only proper \"Robert Pollard\"
full-length for 2008, released on Robert Pollard\'s own
new label Guided By Voices, Inc.
At 10 songs and 35
minutes, it\'s an extraordinary rock tour-de-force.
Robert Pollard Is Off To Business sports Todd Tobias\'
cleanest and meanest production yet, giant songs and
riffs that pack a wallop, and arguably Pollard\'s
finest singing ever captured on record. For Pollard,
whose albums normally run 15-25 songs, this 10-song
work (the majority of the songs 3:30 or longer) is a
departure from form. Since freeing himself of a band
in 2004, his albums have each had very distinct and
varied flavors, and his creativity has flowered.
Extraordinarily influential, Pollard is not just a
founding father of indie rock, but in the long run
will prove to be an important part of rock history,
with a significant oeuvre that branches from The Who,
Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Wire and The Clean.