Very happy to announce that Straight White Teeth is gearing up for a set of immersive musical and visual performances in March with a full band. These performances will be unlike anything I've ever been a part of in my music career, and I hope you'll join us if you're in Colorado. Details and ticket links below:
Join us for We Should Remember This, an immersive musical and visual performance designed specifically for Union Hall by artist Ella Trujillo, Patrick McGuire, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Straight White Teeth, and frequent collaborator Joey Howell.
Straight White Teeth is the dream pop project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick McGuire. After McGuire’s Denver-based band Flashbulb Fires unexpectedly disbanded in 2014, he began composing tracks using his acoustic guitar and a small midi keyboard. A solo endeavor, the songs on Charming Pet GIFs were written and recorded by McGuire in the bedroom of his rural New Mexican home throughout the winter of 2018.
An honest and atmospheric record, Charming Pet GIFs is a timely exploration into the dark aftereffects of a life lived constantly on the internet. “It's an album that explores humanity's fraught relationship with the internet,” explains McGuire. “It explores things like tech addiction, singularity, and the idea that the internet is a massive, messy reflection of humanity––war, sex, friendship, communication, loyalty, betrayal, etc.”
Along with her partner, musician Patrick McGuire, and collaborator Joey Howell, Ella has designed an immersive performance experience specifically for Union Hall. We Should Remember This blends live music performance and sound design with a space-defining animation experience using light and dimension. Colorado-based poet Eleanor Perry-Smith will also collaborate with Straight White Teeth for this project.
The artists respectfully ask that audience members don't record the performances on smartphones and share them on social media. Their hope is that We Should Remember This will be an unfiltered performance experienced in the moment without the distractions of handheld tech and the internet.
This immersive sound and visual experience is not to be missed! Ticket purchases include access to an open bar courtesy of Union Hall and our sponsors.