Guster's new album Evermotion is out now! Get it on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify or your local record store.

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Happy release day Gusterrhoids! It's an honor. Evermotion is available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, the Guster Web store, your local record store, but not in the big-box Walmarts of the world. All that matters to us is that however you obtain our record -- listen deeply, share it, enjoy it. That's the spirit.

Today we've joined Instagram, and we're going to go deep with it. Follow us there @guster.

We're celebrating the release of our album with a bunch of free shows this week in NYC, BOSTON, and PHILADELPHIA:

FREE NYC SHOW AND SIGNING TONIGHT (1/13)
Rough Trade Records
Brooklyn NY
Doors at 6, Show at 7

GUSTER DAY IN BOSTON (1/15) -- FREE BUSKING ALL DAY
Seriously, the Mayor declared it so.
Acoustic sets all around the city from 8am to 6pm
Random geographical coordinates for the shows will be revealed on twitter etc
Come say hi!

WORLD CAFE LIVE, FREE AT NOON SERIES (1/16) IN PHILLY
We're taping this show at WXPN, one of our favorite stations ever
3025 Walnut St
Secure your spot at xpn.org.

Here's the Soundcloud link to the album stream for those of you who haven't already Spotify'd it:

A humble thanks for sticking with our band and making our music possible.

It's a new year and a time to announce the spring 2015 tour. Much like the winter tour, Kishi Bashi will be opening most shows. Every ticket includes a digital copy of the new album, Evermotion, which will be released on January 13th. Tickets are on sale now:

MAR 29 - VANCOUVER, BC @ VENUE % - Tickets | Info
MAR 30 - SEATTLE, WA @ NEPTUNE THEATRE - Tickets | Info
MAR 31 - PORTLAND, OR @ CRYSTAL BALLROOM - Tickets | Info
APR 01 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ THE FILLMORE - Tickets | Info
APR 02 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ THE WILTERN - Tickets | Info
APR 08 - MADISON, WI @ ORPHEUM THEATER % - Tickets | Info
APR 09 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ STATE THEATRE % - Tickets | Info
APR 10 - CHICAGO, IL @ RIVIERA THEATRE - Tickets | Info
APR 11 - DETROIT, MI @ ST ANDREWS HALL % - Tickets | Info
APR 14 - CLEVELAND, OH @ HOUSE OF BLUES % - Tickets | Info
APR 15 - CINCINNATI, OH @ BOGART’S % - Tickets | Info
APR 16 - COLUMBUS, OH @ NEWPORT MUSIC HALL % - Tickets | Info
APR 17 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ STAGE AE % - Tickets | Info
APR 18 - ROCHESTER, NY @ WATER STREET MUSIC HALL % - TicketsInfo
APR 20 - CHARLOTTE, NC @ THE FILLMORE % - Tickets | Info
APR 22 - RALEIGH, NC @ LINCOLN THEATRE % - Tickets | Info
APR 23 - CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA @ JEFFERSON THEATRE % - Tickets | Info
APR 24 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ THEATRE OF LIVING ARTS % - **SOLD OUT**
APR 25 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ UNION TRANSFER % - Tickets | Info
APR 30 - BURLINGTON, VT @ HIGHER GROUND - Tickets | Info
MAY 02 - PORTLAND, ME @ STATE THEATRE - Tickets | Info

% - Kishi Bashi (solo) will open.

Don't see a show near you? There may be one on the winter tour which begins January 17th.



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."

If you couldn't join us for Guster Day in Boston last week, we recommend this action-packed minute and a half long video recap! If we look cold and wet and miserable busking on the streets of Boston in January it's just not true. We were only cold and wet.

Folks in the US and Canada can stream a new album commentary version of Evermotion on Spotify. Each song on the album is accompanied by a behind the scenes info track.



Here's something we've never tried before! We are hosting a Guster Pot Jam in the state of Colorado where three fans who play instruments and enjoy marijuana can join us for an afternoon of musical exploration where we all try pot for the first time.  Luke might not inhale.

It'll be January 18th at noon and snacks and instruments will be provided. Want to attend the Guster Pot Jam? Send an email to guster@guster.com no later than 5PM EST on January 12th, 2015 with the subject line "Pot Jam Entry" and the following information:

- Full Name
- Date Of Birth
- Phone Number
- City, State
- Why should you get picked to smoke weed and jam with Guster?
- Level of musical experience
- If you get picked, how do you & your guest plan on getting to Denver, CO on January 18th?
- Twitter and/or Instagram username (if you have them)
- Links to any performance videos you want to share (your Guster cover on YouTube, your best best guitar solo, etc.)

*Please note you must be 21 years of age or older to enter & win. Only enter to attend if you play an instrument and can make the trip!

Three participants will be chosen by the band by January 14th at 10PM EST.  Each participant will be able to bring one guest who needs to be identified in advance of the jam. Your guest must also be 21+.

All attendees and guests are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Guster will provide instruments, pot, & munchies. The pot jam will be videotaped and by attending, you consent to being a part of the recap video that will be posted on Guster internet properties.

January 15, 2015 has been proclaimed "Guster Day" in The City of Boston. In addition to playing some pop-up busking sets (more on those later) around town, the mayor has invited the band to play a free concert that night at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter. Space is limited so RSVP immediately.

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