Guster To Headline Central Park Summerstage; Headlining Tour Includes Bonnaroo, Osheaga and more

June 18, 2015 BY Nettwerk

“[Guster] delivers a new, more mature sound, yet retains a melodic quality and sexy vibe”

“The album is called Evermotion, and it’s Guster’s most subtly compelling batch of tunes…a wholly of-the-moment minor masterpiece that should be ranked among 2015’s finest LPs.”
Magnet Magazine

“a indie-pop album that is somehow both Guster’s most ragged and experimental release and producer Richard Swift’s most polished and radio-friendly effort…the results [of working with Swift] place the group on the crest of the modern psych-pop wave.”
Relix Magazine

“The band Guster is the sweetest band of all time!” – Peter Griffin/Family Guy

For their latest release Evermotion, Guster took a decidedly different turn to create a beautiful, spacey indie-pop album that flawlessly mixes acoustic and electric instrumentation.

Following a hugely successful sold-out spring tour, Guster announces several summer dates, including festival appearances at Bonnaroo Music Festival, Traverse City & Wine Art Festival and Clearwater Music Festival. With support from Kishi Bashi, the band will headline dates starting June 10th in Charleston, SC and finishing on July 20th as part of Central Park SummerStage Festival. Full dates below.

Produced by The Shins’ keyboardist and The Black Keys’ touring bassist Richard Swift, Evermotion debuted at #1 on the Independent Record Label Current Albums chart, #2 on the Current Alternative Albums chart and #3 on the Top Rock Albums chart. Guster continues to garner support at major radio stations across the country, with on-air interviews and performances for WXPN ‘World Café’ (Philadelphia), KFOG (San Francisco), WXRT (Chicago), WXRV (Boston), KINK (Portland), KPRI (San Diego), KXXT (Dallas), Sirius XM and more. Recently, the band stopped by VH-1 “Big Morning Buzz” to perform “Endlessly.”

Tour Dates:

Wed., June 10 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
Thurs., June 11 Macon, GA @ Cox Capital Theatre w/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Fri., June 12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
Sat., June 20 Traverse City, MI @ Traverse City Wine And Festival
Sun., June 21 Croton-on-Hudson, NY @ Clearwater Music Festival
Sat., July 4 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wed., July 15 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Amphitheatre w/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Thurs., July 16 Vienna, VA @ World Trap w/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Fri., July 17 Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest Café 2/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Mon., July 20 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage w/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Fri., July 31 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts
Sat., Aug 1 Falmouth, MA @ The Real Cape Music Festival
Sat., Aug 8 Portland, ME @ Portland Lights Music Festival

Listen to Evermotion in this series of postcard-esque videos featuring the band–don’t take your eyes off them!

Magnet Magazine sits down with Guster for the COVER to discuss longevity in the business, aka “Guster’s Rock n’ Roll Survival Guide”.

NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday aired a 12-minute segment on the band, exploring their earliest days, expanding influences, and recording process of Evermotion. The segment also features live performances of “Simple Machine” and “Lazy Love”:

CBS This Morning has the band in-studio to perform several tracks from the current and past releases.

The New Yorker went snowshoeing with singer/guitarist Ryan Miller in his adopted VT hometown for a Talk of the Town feature:

Relix Magazine chats with the band for their March issue.

And Boston names January 15 Guster Day in the band’s honor. The Boston Globe profiles the day on the front page:

Additional Media Quotes:

“winsome” – USA Today

“dark edge and brooding sense of romance” – Vice NOISEY

“dynamic” – Mashable

“From twin acoustic guitars and bogos to frantic beast and crawling synthesizers” – TIME

“Evermotion is a major step beyond the band’s early days” – Yahoo! Music

“The Boston four-piece took a break from their acoustic tendencies for some experimental noise rock on this album.” – XPN

“the quartet decided to take a lower-fi approach to its latest album, yet ultimately created something so sonically rich that it belies that approach — without harking back to their earlier sound — but instead takes a next step.” – Boston Globe

“The band ditches the acoustic guitars and bongos and discovers electricity on their seventh studio album.” – All Music