Dust Buns: Cold Bruise (Release show tonight at Eagles Club)
The great local tape revival marches on, with the latest salvo from new(ish) Minneapolis trio Dust Buns. Led by Jess Buns, seen elsewhere with Diva ’93 and as a member of the excellent Anonymous Choir, the group create fuzzy-yet-catchy synth driven pop. A dark undercurrent sweeps the tapes seven songs, ranging from Knife-eqse synth rumblings (“Old Man Winter”) to the wobbly witchcraft of “Hot Cross Buns,” which is a spooky and distant track without venturing into pastiche. The whole tape nicely walks the line between disheveled and pristine, finding that highly sought “lo-fi” aesthetic that so many bands strive for (and on cassette to boot!). Immerse yourself in the tape via their bandcamp below and scoop up the tape from the band either from that link or from the group tonight at the Eagles Club, where they will be celebrating the release of the tape with locals The Velveteens, Principality and Homebirth.