"Overexcited" has gone internacional! We recruited some friends to create 7 different versions including a Canadian version featuring Tyler from Barenaked Ladies to a Japanese version with Kishi Bashi. Listen to all seven on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube or wherever you get your music.
We're not going to pretend that “Overexcited” is an emblem for world peace. It’s a ridiculous song about a horny person -- but there’s something sweet about how easy it was to get international friends on board. Music really does transcends boundaries.
Summer tour dates are here!! Check out the full list of dates below. There are so many exciting shows we’d love to highlight, including LA and NYC and a triumphant return to the Minnesota Zoo. It all culminates in what we're planning on being an amazing 3rd annual On The Ocean Festival in Portland, Maine. We’ll be joined across the tour by KOLARS, Rubblebucket, and Mikaela Davis.
Tickets are on sale now! Head below for dates, ticket links, and more info.
We're heading back to Portland, Maine from August 9th-11th for On The Ocean 2019! Saturday night's main (Maine?) event at Thompson's Point features TWO full sets - including a 20th anniversary Lost and Gone Forever full album set - along with special guests Rubblebucket, Kat Wright, Tall Heights, and Weakened Friends. Saturday will also include a Joe’s Place Stage with music from Joe Pisapia, Spicy V’s Hot Sauce Contest (in collaboration with Butterfly Bakery of Vermont), a lobster bake, food trucks, family games, and more.
We'll kick things off on Friday night with an intimate acoustic concert at Portland's First Parish Church and then wind down the weekend on Sunday with events including a Reverb service project with Adam, an island bike ride with Luke, and a Moth-style storytellers event hosted by The Thundergod himself. More to come on those very soon!
So how can you attend? Tickets for Friday's show at First Parish Church are SOLD OUT, but tickets for the big event at Thompson's Point on Saturday are still available and on sale now.
Saturday Tickets Here
(in best infomercial voice) BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
We're doing a free afterparty on Saturday night at Halo At The Point featuring amazing internationally-acclaimed EDM supergroup PIPPI, who will be making their first ever amazing public appearance. Everyone loved Mast Landing Brewing Company's Big Friendly Pale Ale, so they'll be back for 2019 with a tasty new creation.
RSVP and invite and your friends to the official On The Ocean Facebook event below to get all the latest updates.
Want to make the trek to On The Ocean, but don’t have anyone to go with? Connect with fellow Guster fans who will also be there in the Official Guster Fan2Fan Reboot.
Did you know we cut a minute and a half off the original version right before it went on the album? It was a good choice! But now we’ve got a “lyric video” for the extended, explicit, original version. Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Soundcloud, or the cool YouTube lyric video, but don’t let your kids check it out because there's cussing...
If you didn’t get one during the first limited pressing, now’s your chance to grab one. You’ll be selling books at the airport and stuff! You can pick up a copy through the Guster web store.
Possibly the greatest Guster show in 27 years of Guster shows! In Nebraska, of all places! It all really came together with the Omaha Symphony. If Guster ever plays a show backed by an orchestra in your town, don’t miss out. It’s a special thing.
WHOA! We were just shocked to learn that our album debuted at NUMBER 5 on Billboards’s sales chart. Two behind the Lady Gaga Soundtrack and two ahead of Weezer's album of unoriginal songs. It’s tempting to act all cool about this, though the truth is we’re just popping up on the national radar because the pre-orders of Look Alive all tally up this week. Next week we will surely fall off the charts. But you know what? You all are amazing. We have the greatest fans who support us and purchase our albums and give us these special moments that turn heads, shake up the industry, and fill us with pride. Thank you. Top five, baby.
Guster performed on CBS Saturday Morning's Saturday Sessions on January 19th. Check out all 3 songs from the show:
Our 8th studio album is out today. Look Alive is an inspired and fulfilling place to have arrived after 27 years of creativity. We couldn’t be more proud of this one.
If you purchased a ticket to Look Alive World Tour of Most of America and Parts of Southern Canada (excluding Omaha and Canada) via the internet or the Ticketmaster app, there should be an e-mail in your inbox right now that has a Look Alive full album download link. Look for a message with the subject line: Your Guster Album Is Here! that was sent from either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Can't find it? Send us a note and we'll get to the bottom of it.
If you're looking for a bargain on Look Alive CD's, we got word that Amazon is going to be carrying them for only $10 as well as offering Prime shipping for members where available. Then on top of everything in the Guster Web Store, Indie Retailers like Newbury Comics and other local shops are carrying a yellow LP variant. Check out a big list of them here. If your local shop doesn't carry it, most stores take requests!
Look Alive is almost upon us and there's quite the packed week of cool stuff going on leading up to the big day. Here's everywhere the band will be huddled in cool book stores or playing live on airwaves:
- Look Alive Tour Kicks Off in Clifton Park
- Guster on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. Technically this takes place on Friday, but you know how late night TV works.
- Look Alive is out!
- Ted Allen Interviews Guster at the Strand Book Store in NYC - 7PM
- Catch Guster on live national TV on CBS Saturday Morning
- Observed "Guster Day" in Boston at House of Blues
- Thundergod Reddit AMA at 1PM ET
Our new album is called Look Alive and it comes out January 18th on Nettwerk Records. We’ve shared a couple of tracks and a few little snippets of information so far ("), but now we’re ready to get serious. We have a SONG called “Look Alive” which is track 1 on the ALBUM Look Alive, and that song premieres today on NPR Music.
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The cover art for Look Alive was embroidered by a fabulous artist named Nikki Virbitsky. Thank you, Nikki!
Look Alive is available for pre-order from the Guster Merchandise Store on CD, Standard Black Vinyl, and a Deluxe Clear Vinyl variant. The deluxe comes with a special fabric-wrapped hardcover book, exclusive embossed cover, and a 10 page layout with printed sleeve & band portraits. We’ve included a bonus track, "When You Go Quiet," on physical copies to entice people to actually order them -- but we need not harp on this. Guster fans have supported our music, shared our music, and encouraged our creativity from the beginning. It is an honor to present Look Alive to you guys. After 27 years, it’s an album that will be a major part of our legacy.
AND HEY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST all CD and Vinyl pre-orders that come from the Guster Merchandise Store will also be signed by the band.
Everyone who pre-orders Look Alive through the Guster Web Store will be entered to win...
The THE LOOK ALIVE WORLD TOUR OF MOST OF AMERICA AND PARTS OF SOUTHERN CANADA (TLAWTOMOAPASC) is our most thorough tour in years. Presale starts tomorrow (October 31st) at noon for most shows! The code is: HARDTIMES
We’re going to Montana. We’re going to Texas. We’re going to New York City. We’re going to park that Gusbus in San Francisco and play three nights and DC for two nights, baby. Multi-show passes for San Francisco are here and for DC are here. Kicking things off in Boston on January 19th, which just happens to be (four days after) Guster Day!
Please note that all online ticket purchases (except for the Canadian shows + the Omaha Symphony show) include a download of the new album, which will be delivered to inboxes on January 18th. Also, everyone who buys a ticket before November 16th will be entered to win after show passes for them and a friend. Check out the dates in the tour section below.
Every show on the tour except Omaha is offering this contest. Multiple orders with the same name will not be double counted.