Twist is the new project from Laura Hermiston and Brian Borcherdt from Dusted and Holy F**K. Laura and Brian met in Toronto after Laura played a show with her punk band, BB Guns. Brian approached the band about producing their record.Read More
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 producer Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Rituals, Bruce Peninsula) and together the pair 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 labelmates Deerhoof and of Montreal, while back home in Toronto the duo has been playing parties with fellow friends Army Girls andOdonis
Dusted has announced that they will be hitting the road this October with Perfume Genius. The tour kicks off in Minneapolis on October 2nd and takes the band to throughout the U.S. and Canada during the monthRead More
Total Dust starts off with a thoroughly satisfying crunchy guitar that could’ve come from the seventh floor of hell. As the chords progress, the possibilities are limitless. Soon, the falsetto vocals take the steering wheel from the sludge riffs, and drive the song to its resolution a few minutes later.Read More