Dusk - s/t - New LP
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
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.