New York City, New York, USA

Guitars is a psychedelic country / folk band that wants to kill you musically with love. They write songs that will hopefully make you dance and sing and sometimes make you cry.


Brooklyn band Guitars began as an experimental music and art project between husband and wife team Kenric and Shanna McDowell. Shanna was attacked after performing at an art show and the pair spent time in the jungles of Peru. After returning they packed up whatever they could fit in a van and moved to upstate New York to record an album. They self-released the album, Soundtrack To Your Future Nostalgia, in 2010. (Their first ep Faster was released on in 2008.) The band has evolved into a four piece and toured the U.S. and Western Canada, playing venues like the Silverlake Lounge in L.A., Ottoman Empire in Chicago, The Cave in Chapel Hill and New York's Knitting Factory.They hit the festival circuit last summer playing the Kahbang Fest in Maine opening for OK Go! and Bad Rabbits and hitting up SXSW and the Valley of the Vapors Festival this Spring.They released their second ep "I'm Really Sorry You Guys" in March of 2011. Guitars has been compared to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and She and Him ("but with a lot more balls"- according to the Portland Phoenix) and has garnered much praise for their creative and intriguing music videos.


Faster EP released in 2008 on
Soundtrack To Your Future Nostalgia LP-Self released 2010
I'm really sorry,you guys EP -Released in March 2011

Set List

One set of about 11 songs that runs about 45 minutes. The set list is ever changing.