Perhaps best known for being one of the founding members of the noisy electronic group Holy Fuck, Brian Borcherdt has spent years making unhinged dance music and touring relentlessly as the band’s envelope-pushing sound developed. Behind the scenes, however, Borcherdt has been writing songs of his own that branched out in dramatically different directions than his main gig. At a low-key hometown show during a holiday break, Dusted was born as an almost total antithesis to Holy Fuck’s bomb-dropping sound.
If Brian’s work in Holy Fuck represented a reckless night out, Dusted was the somber comedown the morning after.
After his 2012, debut, “Total Dust” Borcherdt spent much of the next year on the road supporting Great Lake Swimmers, Perfume Genius and A Place To Bury Strangers. In addition to steady touring, Dusted also made an onscreen cameo in Jean-Marc Vallée's 2014 film, Wild.
On April 6, 2018, Dusted will release a sophomore album, Blackout Summer, via Royal Mountain Records/Polyvinyl. Lead track, Backwoods Ritual is concise, logging in at 1:43 and is as lyrically sparse as the accompanying lyric video’s transfixing wander through the woods. “There’s no ledge to coax you from, soothing words to bring you home”, but it is wrapped in the exquisite gauze of dusty haze that neatly stands alongside the other nine album tracks, and is deeply focused.