Twenty-five years is a good run of time. It’s hard to believe that Alien Lanes by Guided By Voices has hit the silver anniversary mark, but it’s true. Ahead of its time when it was released, The Dayton group lead the reignited lo-fi recordings that still exist today. Now to celebrate the upcoming reissue of the vinyl, the band has teamed up with Funny Or Die to release a new video for their classic song “My Valuable Hunting Knife.”
The song has always had the dynamics of sounded like it was recorded on a boombox. But the mix of those rim tapped drums, the gutter touched guitar tone and Robert Pollard’s vocals have made the song an instant DIY classic. The video shows varying members of the F.O.D. team playing instruments, shot in quarantine in black and white.
The video is ready to view above or on YouTube. The 25th Anniversary edition of Alien Lanes is ready to be preordered directly from Matador Records before its August 21 release date.
Image Credits: Photo by Michael Lavine.