Guster has begun recording their next studio album (title TBA), due out later this year, with producer Richard Swift at his National Freedom studio in Cottage Grove, OR. Swift has produced albums for such artists as Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds, Foxygen and The Shins, the latter of which he is also a band member. Percussionist Brian Rosenworcel wrote on the band’s studio journal earlier this week, “There is the feeling that we’re about to make something special. Not just the hope. It’s like a manifest destiny this time around. More to come.”
The forthcoming album follows the December release of their free live album, Guster Live With The Redacted Symphony, which is available now via their website www.guster.com.
Guster began in a dorm room at Tufts University and has released six studio albums in the last two decades – Parachute (1993), Goldfly (1998), Lost and Gone Forever (1999), Keep It Together (2003), Ganging Up On The Sun (2006) and Easy Wonderful (2010). Known to open up for themselves in disguise as psychedelic rockers “Trippin’ Balls” and as Christian Southern Rock outfit “The Peace Soldiers,” Guster has also shared the stage with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and most recently, the Dallas Symphony. Singer Ryan Miller has branched out into scoring films – including 2012’s beloved Sundance standout Safety Not Guaranteed. Bandmate Adam Gardner has started his own non-profit called “Reverb,” which works with bands, artists, and venues to reduce the music industry’s environmental footprint.