Comprised of members of Holy Fuck and Rituals, Toronto-based Dusted (who you can also find on our Series Two labels) is a little bit converted garage band, a little bit amp-y party time. They’re currently on tour with fellow Torontonians, indie rock/country folk outfit The Wooden Sky, which means you can catch their unique sound LIVE ASAP.


After six years with Holy Fuck tomfoolery and tours, Brian Borcherdt emerged with a new partner-in-crime, producer Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Rituals, Bruce Peninsula) and a new sound – Dusted. Keeping with the muffled, blown-out amp sounds from their garage band recordings, the duo’s debut album, Total Dust, is an edgy, melodic result with a perpetual cloud of fuzzy glow. The strings, guitar feedback, drum machine and peppering of the occasional tambourine really seem to defy the knowledge that these songs are solely the efforts of solely two humans.

Despite the limit in member numbers, Dusted delivers a bang-on (and turnt-up?) performance live. Overblown amplifiers generate almost haunting vocals and guitars. Combined with live drums and heavy bass synth, the guys definitely know how to light up a crowd. They’ve performed with US labelmates, Deerhoof and Of Montreal, and  delivered the goods at Toronto parties with friends Army Girls and Odonis Odonis.

Dusted are currently on tour with Toronto Americana indie band, The Wooden Sky (who are tearing up the music scene in their own right). This Saturday, March 22nd, they hit Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, which is not to be missed. Not in Toronto? Rest of the tour dates below:


FRI 3/21     Hamilton, ON        Casbah

SAT 3/22    Toronto, ON          The Horseshoe Tavern

WED 4/02   Sudbury, ON             Townehouse Tavern

THU 4/03    Peterborough, ON    Red Dog Tavern

FRI 4/04      Ottawa, ON              Ritual

SAT 4/5       Montreal, QC           Il Motore

To get your Dusted fix and for tickets to shows, visit their website www.totallydusted.com, and catch them on Facebook and Twitter.


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