DUSTED have a new video for “Bruises” off their critically acclaimed album Total Dust. The shimmering flares of sunlight and soft focus of the video pairs perfectly with Dusted’s fuzzed out guitars and haunting vocals. Director Benjamin Portas, a friend and collaborator of Hand Drawn Dracula (Beliefs’ “Lilly” and “Carousel” videos) and Production Assistant Erica Beyea shot the video in remote Australia, taking advantage of their surroundings to craft a beautiful visual interpretation of the song.
Total Dust was described as a “dewy lo-fi pop ramble, with sweetly multi-tracked vocals, cavernous layers of melancholy guitar strums, and galloping, off-kilter percussion” by Spin Magazine. Total Dust is available on limited maroon-coloured LP (only a few copies left) and CD in our HDD on-line store.
DUSTED TOUR DATES
08/02/13 Montreal, PQ – Osheaga
08/01/13 Montreal, PQ – Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile w/ Valleys, Besnard Lakes
06/15/13 Toronto, ON – NXNE Hand Drawn Dracula showcase
In advance of their four SXSW shows this week, DUSTED open the vault sharing two early, unreleased tracks. “No Trouble” makes its debut; the never-before-heard track is available as a free download via Soundcloud. DUSTED also release a video stream of “In Yr Skull”, originally available at CMJ as an extremely limited edition flexidisc split with METZ.
Both tracks were recorded early in the genesis of DUSTED and feature HOLY FUCK as the backing band. In this incarnation of Dusted are BRIAN BORCHERDT on vocals and guitar, Brad Kilpatrick on drums, Matt McQuaid on bass and Graham Walsh also on guitar. Anna Edwards provides background vocals on “No Trouble”.
In April DUSTED return to Canada, playing eight cozy venues with stops in the eastern corridor from Montreal, Quebec to London, Ontario. Full tour dates listed below.
March 14 Austin, TX – SXSW Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly – 9 pm
March 15 Austin, TX – SXSW Halifax Pop Explosion Party @ Friends – 1:45 pm
March 15 Austin, TX – SXSW Under The Radar Party @ Flamingo Cantina – 3:15 pm
March 16 Austin, TX – SXSW Halifax Pop Explosion @ Friends – 11 pm
April 5 Guelph, ON – Kazoo Fest *
April 7 Hamilton, ON – This Aint Hollywood *%
April 11 Kitchener – Waterloo, ON – Starlight *#
April 12 Ottawa, ON – Pressed *^
April 13 Montreal, ON – TBA ^
April 20 Kingston, ON – Grad Club *
April 26 London, ON – APK
April 27 Toronto, ON – Parkdale Library *
August 2-4 Montreal, PQ – Osheaga, Parc Jean-Drapeau
DUSTED releases a music video for “There Somehow”, collaborating with Canadian Director Scott Cudmore. The song, which pairs BRIAN BORCHERDT‘s haunting vocals with a simple guitar, hints at frustration in communication. Cudmore’s filmic take is equally vexed, showing a girl releasing all through a silent scream. It was premiered today via Stereogum.
Director Scott Cudmore had this to say about the new music video:
“Brian sent me the Dusted record last year and I immediately fell in love with it. It stayed in my car for almost the entire year. Something about the sounds and textures on that record, I guess they made me think that they could complement images and sounds of my own. The subject matter of ‘There Somehow’ and the short length of it really made sense with this material. It’s a different kind of project – it’s not a music video for a ‘single’ but more of a little film collaboration between two existing works.”
10.02 Minneapolis MN : Bryant Lake Bowl
10.03 Chicago IL : Logan Square Auditorium
10.05 Toronto ON : 918 Bathurst Space
10.06 Montreal QC : Il Motore
10.07 Somerville MA : Johnny D’s
10.08 Brooklyn NY : Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.09 New York NY : Le Poisson Rouge
10.11 Philadelphia PA : Johnny Brenda’s
10.12 Washington DC : The Hamilton
10.13 Carrboro NC : The ArtsCenter
10.15 Nashville TN : The High Watt
10.17 Fort Worth TX : Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
10.18 Austin TX : Central Presbyterian Church
10.22 San Diego CA : Irenic
10.23 Los Angeles CA : The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood
10.24 San Francisco CA : Swedish American Hall
10.26 Portland OR : Aladdin Theater
TOTALLY excited for the release of ‘TOTAL DUST’! Pre-orders are shipping this week, videos are in the works, tour dates will be announced soon. And to celebrate the release of DUSTED‘s debut album, we’re throwing a release party at Toronto’s Get Well (1181 Dundas St. W.). More info here: Facebook Event Page
08/16/12 Toronto ON: Open Roof Festival
07/26/12 Toronto CAN: The Mod Club w/ Cousins, Chad VanGaalen
07/15/12 Brooklyn NY US: Glasslands Gallery
07/12/12 New York NY US: Cake Shop
07/07/12 Toronto CAN: Get Well Bar – Dusted Release Party w/ Cousins
BRIAN BORCHERDT‘s much anticipated project, DUSTED, will officially be releasing their debut album, Total Dust, on July 10th in conjunction w/ Polyvinyl Records. PRE-ORDERS are available now at the HDD STORE.
The full length album arrives as a limited edition of 300 180-gram maroon LPs & as a deluxe CD package with an exclusive CD only bonus track!
The first single, “(Into The) Atmosphere”, is “a dewy lo-fi pop ramble, with sweetly multi-tracked vocals, cavernous layers of melancholy guitar strums, and galloping, off-kilter percussion.” – (SPIN.com)
Hand Drawn Dracula is pleased to announce a new solo album by BRIAN BORCHERDT to be released Summer 2012. ‘Dusted’ is a full-length departure from the beat driven noise of Brian’s HOLY FUCK arrangements and explores shimmering instrumentations with a lo-fi pop focus. More on ‘Dusted’!