Guster Releases New Video For “Hard Times”


Guster reveals the video for their new song “Hard Times,” directed by Jon Danovic. In the striking visuals, a melancholy woman drives through a car wash in slow motion, hypnotized by the movement of the suds. Watch via Billboard here:

“Hard Times” maintains the band’s unique charm while charting new sonic pathways, channeling the dark pop of Peter Gabriel and Tears for Fears. “This song, if nothing else, wears its heart on its sleeve,” says frontman Ryan Miller.

Guster surprise released “Hard Times,” along with another new song “Don’t Go,” at their own Guster on the Ocean festival in Portland, ME, in August. Originally intended as a thank you to fans, “Hard Times” is now making waves at radio – KCRW named it their Top Tune on September 18th, saying the track “reminded [us] of Guster’s greatness.”

Produced by Leo Abrahams (Regina Spektor, Brian Eno/David Byrne, Belle and Sebastian), “Hard Times” and “Don’t Go” are the first taste from the band’s upcoming studio album, details of which will be revealed soon.

In addition to the new video, Guster has announced opening acts for their November tour. Zac Clark will be joining the band from November 1st through 10th, and Andrew Duhon will support from November 11th through 15th. Full tour routing below.

Nov 1 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall (SOLD OUT) *
Nov 2- Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live *
Nov 3 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater *
Nov 5 – Saxaphaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom *
Nov 6 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
Nov 7 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
Nov 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
Nov 10 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall *
Nov 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall (SOLD OUT) +
Nov 13 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee +
Nov 14 -Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue +
Nov 15 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre +
Nov 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Nov 17- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Nov 25 – Killington, VT @ Killington Resort
Feb 8 – Omana, NE @ Holland Performing Arts Center

* with Zac Clack
+ with Andrew Duhon