4/3/13 - IMPORTANT: I will be on tour for the next two months and will not be able to ship copies of Cold Bruise. Get your copies from Dust Buns if you can.
Springing forth from the frigid climes of Minneapolis come witchy pop-makers Dust Buns. Led by Jess Buns, (Diva '93, Anonymous Choir) the trio's first album, Cold Bruise, enters the world of dark pop music with a refreshing amount of duality; Cold Bruise reads as if the purpose of the music is to create a cold floor for which Jess to tread upon vocally, a firewalk on coals sort of deal, where every word can sway the moment from dark song to bright song and back again. This is the beauty of style which Dust Buns uniquely possesses; writing confusion into familiar forms and doing so with poise. The best music is the hardest to categorize, and I find it very tricky with Dust Buns.
Lyrically honest and smart, the songs seem to focus on an exceptionally down-to-earth sentiment; understanding home
in big Minneapolis houses crammed with roommates, finding pets in dumpsters, simply being Dust Buns ('Hot Cross Buns') and
constant allusions to winter, which brings me back to the first point, these songs are fighting the seasons, while other
bands ignore them for make-believe sunny skies.
released January 15, 2013
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