SOURCE: Reprise

March 28, 2006 09:00 ET

Guster to Release "Ganging Up On The Sun" on June 20th

Eco-Friendly "Campus Consciousness" Tour Begins March 22

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2006 -- Reprise Records will release "Ganging Up On The Sun" from indie-rock favorites Guster on June 20th.

"Ganging Up On the Sun" is the Boston-bred quartet's fifth studio-album and is the follow-up to 2003's beloved "Keep It Together." Guster, which now includes Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist Joe Pisapia as a full-time member alongside singer/guitarist Ryan Miller, singer/guitarist Adam Gardner, and percussionist Brian Rosenworcel, produced half of the songs on the forthcoming album. These songs were recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium and completed at Pisapia's home studio, Ivy League, from January to April 2005. "We wanted to prove that we could pull off these recordings on our own," says Rosenworcel. "We also played a lot of wiffle ball and made a lot of marinara sauce. It was like hiding away with your band-family for a few months." The other songs were produced by Ron Aniello and recorded at the famed secluded mountaintop studio Allaire in Shokan, New York. Aniello has previously worked with Guster on their last album, "Keep It Together."

Overall, "Ganging Up On the Sun" retains the unconventional, melodic pop craftsmanship and flawless harmonies that have garnered Guster one of the most devoted fan followings in the country, but the new album has more of a classic rock feel. The influence of the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, the Band, Fleetwood Mac, and the Beatles can be heard throughout. "We really just tried to write an album of great songs that feel good to play," says Rosenworcel. "We're pretty open-minded stylistically."

TRACK LISTING
1.  Lightning Rod                 7.  Ruby Falls
2.  Satellite                     8.  C'mon
3.  Manifest Destiny              9.  Empire State
4.  One Man Wrecking Machine      10. Dear Valentine
5.  The Captain                   11. The Beginning of the End
6.  The New Underground           12. Hang On

Guster is currently out on their 31-date Campus Consciousness tour, in which they are teaming with Gardner's environmental action group Reverb to spread awareness of "green" issues and inspire students to get involved with earth-friendly causes. The tour begins March 22nd at San Diego's House of Blues and enters the college circuit on March 29th at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and ends May 5th at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

March
22nd     San Diego, CA             House Of Blues
24th     West Hollywood, CA        The Roxy
25th     West Hollywood, CA        The Roxy
26th     San Francisco, CA         The Fillmore
28th     Portland, OR              Roseland Theatre
29th     Tacoma, WA                University Of Puget Sound
31st     Orem, UT                  McKay Events Center

April
1st      Fort Collins, CO          Aggie Theater
2nd      Boulder, CO               E-Town @ Boulder Theater
3rd      Lincoln, NE               University of Nebraska -- Lincoln
6th      East Lansing, MI          Michigan State University Auditorium
7th      University Heights, OH    John Carroll University
8th      Cincinnati, OH            Xavier University
9th      Valparaiso, IN            Valparaiso University
11th     Chicago, IL               Loyola University
13th     Canton, NY                St. Lawrence University
14th     Schenectady, NY           Union College
15th     Geneseo, NY               SUNY Geneseo
20th     New York, NY              Theater @ Madison Square Garden
                                   (Jammys)
21st     New York, NY              Hiro Ballroom (Green Apple Festival)
22nd     Storrs, CT                Univ. of Connecticut
23rd     Keene, NH                 Keene State College
26th     Durham, NC                Duke University
27th     Selinsgrove, PA           Susquehanna University
29th     Medford, MA               Tufts University(Day)
29th     Amherst, MA               Amherst College(Night)

May
2nd      Worcester, MA             Holy Cross
4th      Fitchburg, MA             Fitchburg State University
5th      Hanover, NH               Dartmouth College
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