Tuesday, July 26, 2011

DL the Lyrics and Commentary Booklet for "An Unwelcome Guest"

Back in January of 2010, Tru Ruts/Speakeasy Records released "An Unwelcome Guest," the debut full-length from Guante & Big Cats!.  It's still an album that I'm really proud of-- from the overarching concept to the individual pieces.  We got to do a song with Haley Bonar.  We got to go on the Local Show (footage above).  Strange Famous Records helped us do pre-sales.  Songs like "No Capes" and "Dragons" have become signature live songs for us.

If you don't have it or haven't heard it, you can preview the whole thing (and buy it if you like it) at our bandcamp page here.  It's a concept album that's a love story, an exploration of the difference between the violence of the oppressor and the violence of the oppressed, a meditation on superhero mythology and the nature of power... and it's got zombies (though that's always implicit, because I'm so classy).  All the radically progressive sci-fi romantics out there should dig it.

For those who DO have it, I'm going to post the lyrics booklet here.  This was a fairly painstakingly hand-assembled thing that went out with the Strange Famous pre-sale copies of the album, including full song lyrics plus "director's commentary" on each of the songs from both me and Big Cats!.  If you're a rap nerd, there's probably something for you in it.  If you're one of the 1% of the population who actually listens to the lyrics and thinks about them, definitely check it out.

Finally, here's the video we made for "A Hug from a Stranger:"

Guante + Big Cats! - A Hug From a Stranger from Tru Ruts on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

Was there a physical booklet to accompany the cd ordered from SFR? We never could get an answer from them.

Guante said...

It may have just been with the first however-many copies. But that's one of the reasons I posted the PDF.

If you really want a hard-copy version, I can send you one. Just email me your address: