Dusted is the ever-evolving, songwriting venture of Brian Borcherdt- one fourth and founding member of Holy Fuck. While Holy Fuck are known for their unhinged noisy celebration Dusted better suit the morning after, either as a moment of moody reflection or of joyful catharsis.
Total Dust was released on Polyvinyl and hometown Toronto label, Hand Drawn Dracula. The album features guitar and vocal recorded live off the floor while in the back ground, as if haunted from another room, layers of strings and eerie tones fill out the minimal soundscape. Live the sound has become more dynamic, earning opening tours with Perfume Genius, Place To Bury Strangers, and Great Lake Swimmers and festival slots at Osheaga, SXSW, and Pop Montreal. Dusted also appear in two of Jean Marc Vallee’s films, cast on screen in Wild, adapting Grateful Dead’s Ripple, and heard on the soundtrack of his latest film Demolition. After touring Holy Fuck’s latest album Borcherdt relocated to a cottage in The Catskills. Like the hungover morning-after it is time again for reflection and catharsis. With an album in the works and one freshly completed Dusted is back.
“Raw-nerved emotion… wrapping its cutting sentiments in a grotty guitar fuzz that sounds like it was scraped off the heads on Lou Barlow’s old four-track.” Pitchfork
“Like the best kind of Neil Young but with a dreamier voice” Line of Best Fit
‘Now a trio… Dusted sounded more muscular and offered up a tantalizing taste of their yet-to-be-announced second record.’ – Noisey/ Vice