Tag Archive for: Brian Borcherdt


1. All Comes Down
2. (Into The) Atmosphere
3. Cut Them Free
4. Low Humming
5. Bruises
6. Pale Light
7. Property Lines
8. Dusted
9. Long It Lasts
10. There Somehow
11. Centuries of Sleep (digital bonus)

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 vinyl.

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


DUSTED shares two early, unreleased tracks… “No Trouble” (the never-before-heard track is available as a free download via Soundcloud) and “In Yr Skull” (originally available at CMJ as an extremely limited edition flexidisc split with METZ).

Both tracks feature HOLY FUCK as backing band, with 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”.

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
# Absolutely Free, % Blackburn, ^ Ell V Gore, * Rituals

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.

DUSTED stopped by EXCLAIM! TV for a live performance of “Property Lines” and to the BREAK THRU RADIO studio for a Live Session and a chat with host Maia MacDonald. DUSTED TOTAL DUST OUT NOW // BUY HERE

The new DUSTED video for “(Into The) Atmosphere” made its debut on Pitchfork.tv today. The video is almost as dreamy & lo-fi as the song itself. Watch it above!

“(Into The) Atmosphere” appears on DUSTED‘s debut album, Total Dust, which is available on Deluxe CD, Limited Edition 180-g maroon colored LP, and Premium Digital (MP3, FLAC) in our HDD ONLINE STORE.


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


Toronto Release Party
w/ Cousins
Get Well (1181 Dundas St. W.).
More info here: Facebook

CBC & EXCLAIM! Artist of the Month


08/16/12 Toronto ON: Open Roof Festival
07/26/12 Toronto CAN: The Mod Club *^
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 *

w/ Cousins *
w/ Chad VanGaalen ^

photo by Jules Schill

BRIAN BORCHERDT‘s much anticipated project, DUSTED, releasing their debut album, Total Dust, on July 10th in conjunction w/ Polyvinyl Records. Limited edition of 300 180-gram maroon LPs & as a deluxe CD package with an exclusive CD only bonus track // PRE-ORDERS are available now at the HERE.

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

“Dusted Pale Light COS Premiere” – · COS

“Dusted Property Lines Stereogum Premiere” – STEREOGUM

06/14/12 Toronto ON : El Mocambo / NXNE HDD w/ A Place To Bury Strangers, Rituals, Army Girls, Beliefs
06/12/12 Vancouver BC : Biltmore Cabaret w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
06/11/12 Seattle US : The Crocodile Cafe w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
06/10/12 Portland US : Doug Fir Lounge w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
06/08/12 San Francisco US : Bottom of the Hill w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
06/07/12 Los Angeles US : Echoplex w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
06/06/12 Visalia US : The Cellar Door w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
06/05/12 San Diego US : The Casbah w/ A Place To Bury Strangers


The HDD & Tim McCready’s 159 Manning BBQ Day Party coinciding with NXNE was a huge success and the annual event is now seeing similar community parties being organized around the music festival.

This year performances included DESERTS, BRIAN BORCHERDT (as Fields of Fur), Deloro, Rich Aucoin, Violent Soho and more. (video by Tim McCready / photo by Ivy Lovell)


1. While I Was Asleep
2. Scout Leader
3. Coyotes
4. The Drugs
5. Evil Twin
6. Means of Escape
7. Tiny Mouths

Digital Bonus:
8. Theirs to Claim

Award winning director Drew Lightfoot brings a haunting video to BRIAN BORCHERDT‘s While I Was Asleep from Coyotes. Go to www.drewlightfoot.com to see more of Drew’s videos.

CITY SONIC interviews BRIAN BOCHERDT at Sneaky Dee’s about the Toronto experimental music scene, his Wavelength debut and the a global success and origins of HOLY FUCK.