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Guster

Ben Kweller

Wed, January 19, 2022
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 8:00 pm

Lincoln Theatre
Washington, DC

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Guster

Look Alive is our 8th album. The bulk of it was recorded in a vintage keyboard museum in Calgary AB, during a January stretch when the temperature reached 30 degrees below zero. We ended up in Canada because our British producer, Leo Abrahams, couldn’t turn around an American work visa fast enough, and we feel lucky to have discovered Studio Bell at the last minute. Despite having access to room after room of well-maintained analog keys, Leo gravitated to a cheap Ensoniq Mirage synth from the 1980’s that made Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation-era sounds from floppy disks. Leo spent countless hours poring over these floppy disks while the band gawked at the mellotrons, harpsichords, and other vintage equipment housed at Studio Bell. It was the beginnings of a stylistic clash that would ultimately play out beautifully. Our band had always gravitated to “warm” sounds. Leo would introduce us to “cold” sounds and the way they challenge us as listeners. He was the perfect complementary piece for Guster.

Writing songs for the second straight record with multi-instrumentalist Luke Reynolds (who joined the band in 2010) has been a key to our evolution. Working with artists like Leo Abrahams, John Congleton, and Collin DuPuis proved to be inspiring and adds to a “brain trust”that bolsters the songs. With Look Alivethe plan is simple. Grow our musical community. Write better and better songs. Keep our minds open. Never repeat ourselves and create a legacy of music that is undeniable.

Ben Kweller

Indie icon Ben Kweller has captured the hearts of fans and critics for nearly two decades. His schizophrenic approach to music-making and refusal to be pigeonholed has given him a career that rolls on regardless of fads and trends. From releasing the legendary Sha Sha, hailed by critics as one of the greatest debut alt-rock albums of all time, to touring with everyone from The Strokes, to Bright Eyes to Ed Sheeran, Kweller has cemented himself as a cultural mainstay. His latest release Circuit Boredom was released by Texas-based entertainment co-op The Noise Company to critical acclaim and millions of streams.

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Lincoln Theatre
1215 U St NW
Washington, DC, 20009
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