Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Property Lines” by Dusted from the 2012 album Total Dust on Polyvinyl.
Holy Fuck fans who were expecting Holy Fuck-esque material from Brian Borcherdt are sure to be surprised by his latest output with Dusted. Gone are the electronic squiggles and swirls, the dancey tempos, the music videos that feature cats driving cars. Instead, Borcherdt and producer Leon Taheny (perhaps best known for his work with Owen Pallett) have opted for a slower pace, hazier textures, and more traditional instruments. Like their labelmates Stagnant Pools (whom we featured on the podcast last month), this duo thrives on guitar feedback, which builds to a chilling crescendo on “Property Lines.” All these changes may be a bit disorienting, but Borcherdt’s voice — when he chooses to use it — is sure to win you over.
Dusted just finished a US tour with Perfume Genius and are currently making their way through Europe with Great Lake Swimmers. Check their website and Facebook page for more information and tour dates, and watch the video for “(Into the) Atmosphere,” another song on the new album: