July 22, 2012

Staff Pick

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is....

Dusted - Total Dust

     Remember Holy F**k? They're responsible for 2010's amazing electronica album Latin.  Well the band's been pretty busy since that record with constantly touring and it's been inside of that touring schedule that bandmate Brian Borcherdt developed a albums worth of songs that didn't fit into the Holy F**k sound scape. That's where we get Dusted's Total Dust.  10 songs filled with mornfully soft vocals, deceptively simple arragements of just a guitar and drums and with some pleasant production flourishes.  But in that simplicity there's some real power behind these songs.  Take "Property Lines" it starts off with just guitar and a Chad Van Gallen-esque falsetto and moving quickly into a exspansive build up that ends with a satisfying bigger sound.  Over all it's a pretty chill record to throw on when you just wanna relax, read a book or sit around and do nothing.