Dusk - s/t - New LP
Don Giovanni Records

Dusk - s/t - New LP

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"The Wisconsin based Dusk's self-titled full-length debut is nothing short of spectacular, a record that combines folk and country music with a slacker pop drawl and a dusty nuance of Americana storytelling. It sounds modern with a call-back to the easy going days of folk music's roots, a collection of songs that would sound as great being sung around a campfire as they do on your headphones walking through a crowded city. Dusk transport you from where you are to where you wish you were; the open air, endless freedom, and thick harmonies of a better life. Traveling from red barns to monster trucks, bolo ties to bald eagles, this one plays up their surroundings with gorgeous images and the band's slow-dripped twang in impeccably lackadaisical form." - Dan Goldin; Post-Trash

released June 15, 2018 

Julia Blair - vocals, piano, Hammond M3, Wurlitzer 200A, violin, viola 
Colin Wilde - drums, acoustic guitar, percussion 
Tyler Ditter - electric guitar, acoustic guitar 
Amos Pitsch - vocals, bass guitar, vibraphone, acoustic guitar, Hammond M3, percussion 
Ryley Crowe - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, percussion 

with: 
Ben Decorsey - acoustic guitar 
Walt Lontkowski - acoustic guitar 
Christopher Gold - 12-string acoustic guitar 
Jake Crowe - saxophone, trumpet 
Rachel Graber - vocals 

String arrangements by Julia Blair 

Appleton, Wisconsin's Dusk may seem to have fallen from the sky. Surrounded by a music climate of destination festivals and instagram celebrity, they've remained reclusive, yet focused on the proverbial carrot on the end of the stick that's hard for so many working musicians to define. For the past four years, they've maintained a steady schedule of recording and "hitting the dirt," as they say: spending weeks on the road playing dives and basements. They've released two 7" singles, a cassette, and now, thanks to Don Giovanni Records, they're sharing their debut full length album, which is named Dusk.

The group was conceived as a casual recording project between vocalist and bassist Amos Pitsch and drummer Colin Wilde. Amos had just completed recording Predatory Headlights, the critically acclaimed double album by his other group, Tenement, and with the new found down time, he and Colin arranged their own versions of vintage soul songs. The intention was to treat the project like a revolving door for collaborators, but soon the permanent additions of vocalist/pianist Julia Blair, lead guitarist Tyler Ditter, and Ryley Crowe on pedal steel, rhythm guitar, and vocal duties would cement the band into a consistent rock and roll ensemble; informed by soul music, country, jazz, and beyond.


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