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

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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. 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 - **SOLD OUT**
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 - **SOLD OUT**

% - Kishi Bashi (solo) will open.

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."

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.

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