These Beautiful Things (EP)

by Guest Directors

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"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." - Northwest Music Scene

Guest Directors started as a casual side project between members of current Seattle bands The Navins, Mutiny Mutiny and These People Here. As collaborations turned into songs, long-time guitarists stepped up to singing roles and a sound started developing. Elements of post-shoegaze rock, dream pop, power pop and noise all make an appearance, but the songs don’t fit easily in a specific genre.

Sounds like: raindrops beating up evergreens.
For fans of: spooky soulful music, guitar interplay, female vocals, effects pedals, fireflies, alien blips and elliptical distortion fog.

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released August 12, 2016

Performers:
Julie D
Steve Melle
Gary Thorstensen
Rian Turner

Recorded in early 2016 with Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio.
Mastered by Black Belt Mastering.

Thank you to:
Ayla
Denny
Linda
Miss Lynar
Marian Mac
Rebeqa Rivers
Robin
Sammy
Tad & Peggy
Val
Koehlers
Turners
The Guitar Store
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls
Mutiny Mutiny
These People Here
The Navins
and
Jen Fox

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Track Name: Exiled
A perfect day, an endless sky
It's easy to forget that we all die
Reunite, and pick your vice
We're living for tonight to feel alive

Don't let this be the last time we get this high
Don't let this be goodbye

Our secret tells - our secrets sell
A footnote in the story of this town
We're on our way with no replay
Raise your hand to wave before you drown

Don't let this be the last time we get this high
Don't let this be goodbye
Don't let this be the last time we say goodnight
Don't let this be goodbye
Track Name: A Million Dreams
Here come the waves
Hiccuped and phased
Echo for days
And days and days and days
Wander, amazed
Through the deserts that you made

But a million dreams each night won't change your day
They're not your savior

Perfect, in tune
Struggles, too soon
Broken by noon
And fading with the moon
Slip your cocoon,
But your wings don't leave the womb

And a million dreams each night won't change your day
They're not your savior
Track Name: Believe It All
Woke up to find
That we're wasting our time
The future fell short when we got there
A long way to find that you're nowhere

But I believed it all

Woke up to find
We're no longer aligned
Remember the secrets you told me?
Clever, the lies I'm unfolding

And I believed in them all
Track Name: These Beautiful Things
Swallowed up
By a shiny page
That holds promises
Of another age

Hollowed out
And fill the empty space
With indulgences
Of convenience and sublime taste

These beautiful things are consuming me
All these beautiful things are consuming me

Robe regret
Like Diderot
We’re the slaves to new
And the friends to faux

You fall asleep
Now I can dream
About light from stars
That you cannot, you cannot see

These beautiful things are consuming me
All these beautiful things are consuming me