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We're headlining Central Park (NYC) and Wolf Trap (DC, but technically VA) this summer, and we're bringing Kishi Bashi with us!

Tickets for these, the biggest shows of the year for us, go on sale this week. Tell a friend on the east coast! Plan a trip! Get your tickets via presale and save $5!

July 16 - Wolf Trap - Vienna VA
Tickets (on sale 4/25) | Info

July 20 - Central Park Summerstage - New York NY
Tickets (on sale 4/24) | Presale | Info
Use presale code EVERMOTION on 4/21 at 12PM EDT to get $5 off your ticket (first 1000 tix).

We threw in a Wilmington and a Bethlehem to keep us honest too...

July 15 - Greenfield Amphitheatre - Wilmington NC
Tickets (on sale 4/24) | Presale | Info
Use presale code EVERMOTION on 4/21 at 12PM EDT to get $5 off your ticket (first 400 tix).

July 17 - Musikfest Cafe - Bethlehem PA
Tickets (on sale 4/24) | Presale | Info
Use presale code GUSTERFAN on 4/21 at 12PM EDT to get $5 off your ticket. Use code on payment screen, not promo box.

PEOPLE OF BOSTON: Shhhhh. Shhhhh. We know. We know. Something is brewing.

Because today is 4/20, enjoy this little highlight reel from our "Potjam" in Colorado earlier this year. You don't have to be stoned to watch it. The main takeaway is that Guster is the Salt of the G*d Damn Earth.

Please enjoy this behind the scenes look at what went into our video for Simple Machine. It's a little on the NSFW side, so... don't watch it at work.

 

Excited to share "Expectation," the 2nd song from the HEARSTUDIOS acoustic Evermotion session. The HEARSTUDIOS version of "Simple Machine" is also up now on YouTube.



Director Drew Lightfoot was nice enough to send over some notes about the making of the "Long Night" music video:

"Originally I wanted to build EVERYTHING in miniature and make it all as a puppet show but the characters I made were pretty rough looking when they moved. they lacked grace. That’s when I decided to make the suits human size. We made the suits from scratch using black foam-core, cutting all the forms, folding them over body parts - usually my own. The faceted suits were then detailed with strips of 3M reflective tape. I knew the tape would show up in the light and the black would disappear into the night.

We shot in the streets of the Lower East Side and Times Square of New York. There was a spot light atop the camera that caught the reflection of the tape and the remaining ambience from the environment. There were some curious people who would stop us and ask what we were doing, but mostly New Yorkers don’t care which is perfect. As busy as the streets were, because the passers by were not wearing anything reflective, they disappeared almost completely so I didn’t have to worry about empty streets. If you look closely you can see some silhouettes of passers by.
We also shot some footage at my farm-house where the duo are running through the trees. We were blessed with warm nights without much moonlight at all when we went out.

The miniature sets were built by Jessy Knudsen and myself. They’re an extension of the low-fi 3D look. They were crafted using wire stringing together thin metal tubing that was coated in the same reflective tape. I would cut out all the tubing pieces to length and then wire them together as three dimensional models.

Lee Gingold then worked some magic in the edit, creating the echo effect where the characters leave the trippy-tracer effect. I wanted the entire video to have a dream-like quality, drifting in and out of consciousness. The echo effect was then elaborated further to create entire nightscapes and star field worlds. After all, it is a story of star crossed lovers."

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