Dusted "Blackout Summer (Polyvinyl)"
Brian Borcherdt of the bombastically electronic Holy Fuck stunned everyone at the venue when he unveiled his side project Dusted. Just Brian by his onesies on stage, a guitar and a crackling amp his only accompaniment. From there, he rounded out the sound with a live band and released their beloved first album, Total Dust. Now we have the follow-up to that record, Blackout Summer, just in time for all of your planned blackouts this upcoming summer. Sparse yet deceivingly complex arrangements leave this airy, early morning-appropriate album heavy on deeper secrets just waiting to be discovered. Take, for instance, the hypnotic bass calisthenics on “Seasons” or the fade-in harmonies of “All I Am.” A little like a Pedro The Lion album of Beach Boys covers, Blackout Summer is sure to be a new fav. So make room in the “D” section of your collection and check out any of the tunes already mentioned, or the equally great “Backwoods Ritual.”