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:
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
Hope to see you on July 5th at the Sunset Tavern – after that we’ll be taking an extended break for the summer while we do some recording.
We enjoyed playing (and attending!) Seagaze Fest 2018. We saw some of our friends’ band perform stellar sets, and we discovered a lot of new bands that we’re now following. You can check out a photo gallery at DKFM.com (a major sponsor of the festival, and a huge supporter of shoegaze and related/adjacent music worldwide), and also on the Seagaze photo page on Facebook.
Coming up we have 3 shows in a short time frame: Friday 6/8 at Substation, Saturday 6/23 at Substation (as part of Earwigfest 2018), and Thursday 7/5 at the Sunset Tavern. We hope to see you at one or more of these shows – we might be debuting some new songs so it’s an exciting time!
What’s REALLY exciting – to us anyway – is that we have dates booked this summer to start recording our third release!
- “Minor Mendings” video sneak peek July 17, 2019