After six years of constant Holy Fuck touring, Brian Borcherdt emerged from the tangled cables and broken drum machines with a slew of new songs. Looking to explore a different sound, Borcherdt teamed with drummer Leon Taheny and recorded in a converted garage under the name Dusted.
The resulting album, Total Dust, resides in an atmosphere that is sometimes melodic, sometimes haunting, and always clouded by a fuzzy glow. With string arrangements and half-hidden guitar feedback held together by the occasional tambourine and minimal drum machine, the stripped down mood perfectly complements a collection of songs that are more than capable of standing on their own merits.
Live, Dusted challenges the sonic limitations of a two-piece. Vocals and guitar are expelled through small overblown amplifiers and bolstered by a raucous backbone of live drums, 808 samples, and bass synth. Since their stage debut this spring, the band has performed with A Place to Bury Strangers, Smith Westerns, and US labelmates Deerhoof and of Montreal. Back home in Canada the duo has been playing parties with fellow friends and label mates Bruce Peninsula, Little Girls, Odonis Odonis, and Chad VanGaalen.
Total Dust is available as a limited-edition run of 500 copies of heavyweight maroon-colored vinyl, which can be purchased online via Toronto film / design house and boutique record label HAND DRAWN DRACULA (Canada) and POLYVINYL RECORDS (US & International).
Dusted have confirmed an extensive Fall Tour including a run opening for Perfume Genius across North America and Great Lake Swimmers across Europe. Dates are listed HERE.