On Costilla, the forthcoming album from Straight White Teeth, musician and writer Patrick McGuire exchanges sardonic synth-laden indie pop for sincere acoustic guitars and lush layered vocals to build affecting songs that are shaped by the comfort of nostalgia as much as they are by modern dread. With an unapologetic penchant for the pensive folk music of Nick Drake and Elliott Smith, McGuire croons about performing in front of empty rooms in the midwest with a former band, suffering through a serious bike accident in Philadelphia, and criss-crossing North America in search for a home with his partner and collaborator, illustrator Ella Trujillo. Costilla, which derives its name from the rural New Mexican community where McGuire and Trujillo settled, was born out of the pursuit for agency and connection in a world filled with increasing malice and peril.

Featuring new interpretations of previously released songs like “Flowering” and “The Night Washes Its Face” along with new tracks, Costilla weaves together a disparate array of sounds and stories into a singular earnest musical statement marked by its startling intimacy and bucolic, windswept grandeur.

Watch the Straight White Teeth Winter Formal Live-Stream on 1/21 

I have to admit, I was surprised how connective and human of an experience live-streaming my performance was back in November. After the success of the that concert, I've decided to schedule more digital shows throughout the pandemic and beyond. Join me on Thursday, January 21st for a night of music, awkward banter, and special guests. I'll debut more new songs from my upcoming album and will play some old SWT tracks along with a cover or two. 

Here's the link to tune in:




SWT Acoustic Live-Stream at Union Hall on 11/18 

I hope everyone is staying safe and sane during these crazy times. I've been lucky to have lots of music to work on these days, and am thrilled to share my new album with you soon. On November 18th, I'll be streaming a live acoustic set from Union Hall in Denver on YouTube. If you're curious about what sort of new music I'm making, don't miss this free show: 





¡Hola amigos de habla hispana!  

Estoy usando Google Translate para comunicarme en español, así que tenga paciencia conmigo. Mucha gente de México, Costa Rica, Guatemala y otros países de la región están conociendo mi música por primera vez de Beto Pasillas. Solo quería agradecerles por escuchar, realmente significa mucho para mí. Además, muchas gracias a Beto por presentar mi canción. No estoy en las redes sociales, pero puedes seguirme aquí en mi sitio web o registrándote en mi lista de correo electrónico. Tan pronto como sea seguro, me encantaría hacer una gira por América Latina algún día. Se está trabajando en un nuevo álbum acústico que incluye "Flowering" y algunas otras canciones que me entusiasman mucho. Además, estoy transmitiendo una actuación acústica con canciones nuevas y antiguas la noche del 18 de noviembre, así que no te la pierdas. Espero que todos estén a salvo durante estos tiempos difíciles. -Patrick 

Denver and Santa Fe shows postponed  

Due to coronavirus concerns, our upcoming Denver and Santa Fe shows are being postponed. It's not ideal, but I completely agree with the decision to move the shows to a later date and am taking the opportunity to create some new music during this unexpected downtime. If you purchased tickets to one of the We Should Remember This shows in Denver, Union Hall will get in touch with you soon about cancelation and refund details. Take care of yourselves, and I look forward to sharing new music with you and rescheduling these shows.  



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