Cult American group Guided By Voices are planning to split following the release of their new album later this year (04).

The prolific band will issue HALF SMILES OF THE DECOMPOSED in the summer (04), which will be their 15th and final album.

Frontman ROBERT POLLARD says, "I've always said that when I make a record that I'm totally satisfied with as befitting a final album, then that will be it - and this is it.

"I love the guys in the band, but I'm getting too old to be a gang leader."

26/04/2004 21:32