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Duster

Duster is a lo-fi slowcore band from San Jose, California which first consisted of Clay Parton and Dove Amber. Jason Albertini joined the band when the recording of Stratosphere was almost complete. Most of the bands' material, including Stratosphere (1998), 1975 (1999) and Contemporary Movement (2000), have been released on Up Records. In 1998, shortly after the release of Stratosphere, the band released a 7" titled 'Apex, Trance-Like' on SLR, a small label based out of Miami, Florida at the time. The 7" featured 2 unreleased tracks, 'Four Hours' and 'Light Years'. Shortly after the release of the Duster 7", SLR moved to another city and changed their label name to Skylab Operations. In addition to the Up Records releases above, Up also released the 'Transmission, Flux" 7" and the '1975' EP. The band also made a release 'Hier Kommt Der Schwartze Mond', for Marc Bianchi of Her Space Holiday's record label, under the moniker Valium Aggelein. The long out of print record was available as a free download from 'The Static Cult Label', in 2008. Eventually, all Valium songs were released as "Black Moon" by Numero Group. According to the Up Records website: "Duster are currently working together on new songs and planning to record soon, and their line-up has recently expanded to include friends Krag and Ross, who play guitar and bass." Jason and Dove work together in a band called Helvetia, Clay is working on a project called Eiafuawn (standing for "Everything Is All Fucked Up And What Not"), and has released a CD on 'The Static Cult Label', titled 'Birds in the Ground'. Sweden's 'Pillowscars' label is to release a 12" version in 2008. On April 13, 2018, Duster posted via their Instagram page that they are “recording a little bit”. Later it was announced that the band's discography would be reissued as the boxset Capsule Losing Contact through The Numero Group, which was released in March 22, 2019. On July 4th, 2019, the band released their first standalone single in almost 20 years "Interstellar Tunnel". The album Contemporary Movement was re-released on cassette March 4th, 2022 https://imusic.dk/music/0825764608794/duster-2022-contemporary-movement-kassette and the new album "Together", was released digitally April 1st, 2022 and on vinyl and cassette 23rd of September 2022. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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