As one fourth of Toronto electronic instrumental group Holy Fuck, Brian Borcherdt and his buddies developed a template for creating electronic grooves with live instrumentation to avoid the robotic splicing and looping made so easy by Ableton Live and other software. For his new side project Dusted, Borcherdt has become even more human.
Lead single “Property Lines” vanquishes the goofy synthesizers of Holy Fuck, replacing them with a mid-tempo guitar strokes and Borcherdt’s curious tenor (reminiscent of singers like Jim James and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell). Borcherdt adds a delicate coat of reverb and some propulsive live drumming to build an intriguing little song that bodes well for his debut LP Total Dust out July 10th on Polyvinyl/Hand Drawn Dracula.
Be sure to catch Dusted when they open for New York noise rockers A Place to Bury Strangers on June 8 at Bottom of the Hill. Full tour dates and a teaser trailer below.
5/24 Toronto @ The Great Hall w/ Bruce Peninsula
6/5 San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
6/6 Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door*
6/7 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex*
6/8 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
6/10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
6/11 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile*
6/12 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret*
6/14 Toronto @ El Mocambo (NXNE HDD Showcase)
*w/ A Place To Bury Strangers