A Seattle-based 4-piece band residing in the Venn diagram of shoegaze, dream pop, beautiful noise and power pop. Lyrical darkness, feedback and sparkle. Music created with human voices, instruments, tube amplifiers, mics, effects and the harmonic divergence.
“… songs that alternately shimmer and hammer. These are songs that are perfect to score a rainy bus ride, or a day of introspection, but they absolutely explode live. Of all the bands exploring shoegaze in Seattle, Guest Directors are perhaps the best at getting the balance of mood and power right.”
“Captured in the Light” 4-song EP out now! Listen:
“An absolutely inspirational guitars work, which picks up references in 80’s icons, read: Johnny Marr and Will Sergeant, combined with the experimental quality of Sonic Youth.
Captured in the Light has exactly these two focal angles, the melody and the distortion confront each other in the four sound pearls.
The Guest Directors are literally a direct descendant of the guitar bands of the 90’s, and with a plus, it succeeds in absorbing other elements sounding absolutely modern.”
Some love for our debut EP:
Northwest Music Scene says “Guest Directors’ debut EP These Beautiful Things is jam-packed with ear-caressing reverb-soaked soundscapes, toned-down and mood-setting vocals, and really sharp songwriting all throughout its four tracks.”
Brazilian blog The Blog That Celebrates Itself says (in a Portuguese to English translation): “...powerful melodies, evoking sound walls, sometimes violent in dense ones and charged with melancholy, all of which generating connections with people of the caliber of a Swervedriver or Autolux.”
“These Beautiful Things” was recorded with Tad Doyle @ Witch Ape Studios, and released August 12, 2016. Listen here!