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“Minor Mendings” video selected for SIFF at Bumbershoot

If you’re going to be attending Bumbershoot over Labor Day Weekend, be sure to stop by the SIFF Film Center every afternoon where they’ll be showing music videos from selected PNW artists – including ours!

If you won’t get the chance to see it on the big screen, you can still enjoy it on YouTube:

 


“Minor Mendings” video premiering at Big Takeover Magazine

We’re super excited that music magazine The Big Takeover is premiering our new video! You can watch it exclusively (for now) on their website HERE.


“Minor Mendings” video sneak peek

Next month we’ll be premiering a new video for the track “Minor Mendings” off our Dream the Currents EP. Enjoy this sneak peek now:


Video premiere for “Parachute On”

The hard-working folks at local blog Dan’s Tunes were kind enough to host a premiere of our new video. Check out our drummer Rian’s re-cut of a 1950’s propaganda film that gives it a scarily modern update, and read all about it, here.


You like podcasts?

We’ve got podcasts!

Seattle-based Solving Sounds podcast talks to Julie: Listen Here

AltRevue podcast talks to Gary and Julie: Listen Here

 


Recent press

Our latest release Dream the Currents has been out for a week now, and already we’re down to only 3 copies of the limited, hand-numbered CDs! If you want one, order it soon. We have more coming, but they will not be numbered. When we do run out of the limited ones, you should still be able to get a copy at these local Seattle record stores: Jigsaw Records, Sonic Boom, Easy Street, Everyday Music, Fat Cat Records, Georgetown Records and Silver Platters.

There’s been a good response so far, including a listing in the KEXP new releases blog!

A really detailed and thoughtful video review is up at Dan’s Tunes.

We have a track on the Ball of Wax Quarterly #55, and while we weren’t available to play the supporting show some of us will be in the audience. All proceeds go to RAICES for this border-themed comp.

Brazil’s The Blog That Celebrates Itself was kind enough to ask us to do a track-by-track of the EP, so check that out if you’d like to know more about the EP. Here’s a rough translation of his intro:

The Seattle quartet of Gary, Julie, Rian and Charlie – or, Guest Directors for the intimate – is a classic guitar band at its core.

Dissonances, reverberations, poetry, noise, melody, everything properly balanced and embedded symmetrically and perfectly dosed.

Following the tradition of people like Throwing Muses, Dinosaur Jr., Swervedriver among others, the Guest Directors have been writing their story in stride. From the first EP “These Beautiful Things” of 2016, to last year’s powerful “Captured in The Light”, until, perhaps, its most intense moment, with the birth of the third EP, “Dream the Currents” released just over a week ago.

Intensive guitars, melodic basses, serving as the conducting wire for Julie to release her voice in intense and seductive performances, with the exception of “Where You Belong” where the voices are Gary’s.

The EP is linearly perfect, but perhaps the moment of greater grandeur is with the superb “Minor Mendings”, with an intrinsic rhythmic tangle evoking the great moments of Tanya Donelly and Kristin Hersh, with even more abrasive touches.

A highly unique work that, like the great records deserves to be meticulously detailed, the Guest Directors at the request of TBTCI reveal the secrets of “Dream the Currents” track to track.

Play, Grow, and Dig Deep in the World of Guest Directors


New EP available now + release show tonight!

Our latest release is available now!

Tonight we’re celebrating with our friends Loose Wing, These People Here, and Spinster at the LoFi – details here.

Give a listen below, and you can buy on Bandcamp, iTunes, or Amazon. You can also add to your playlists on Spotify or Soundcloud.


Early listen to our next single

Here’s a snippet of the next song we’re releasing from “Dream the Currents“. You can hear the whole 6+ minutes of it on Friday on Bandcamp, SoundCloud or YouTube. Enjoy!


New song out this Friday!

This Friday, January 25, will be the release of the first song from our upcoming 5-song EP, “Dream the Currents”. You’ll be able to hear it on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube, and you’ll also be able to preorder the EP on Bandcamp if you desire.

If you’ve signed up for our mailing list you’ll get an early listen!

Here’s a peek at the cover: 

 


One more show before the year is out

It’s been a slow year for shows for us, between one of us recovering from major surgery and spending a fair amount of time recording our next release. We’ve got one show lined up before we start a fresh year – this one is special because it’s a “Family Night” with bands that we are good friends with, share a practice space with, and there is quite a bit of crossover with band members and other bands. See the details here: The Funhouse November 28.