dust on the breakers — American Reclamation
Blogger note: Dust on the Breakers crafts moody dreamscapes that are a bit sad and altogether wonderful. They take me to a better place — a place of nourishment and rest for my weary soul.
The 5-song EP, mixed by Martin Feveyear (Crooked Fingers, Damien Jurardo), is a musical purge; a wild abandonment of former loves and lovers, a forward march to new, uncharted hopes. Its opening track, “Charred Metropolis,” introduces vocalist Anna Slade, her voice a demure echo against Linsenmaier’s slowcore-ish croon. “Quiet Please” is likewise an ambient exploration of atmospherics and rumbling piano parts. The standout “Summer Rain Storms” is easily the album’s most accessible tune, a buoyant pop diversion anchored by the upstart, ending chorus, “We’ll run in the rain / catch up to me.” For years, Dust on the Breakers has been a band on the verge, and with the densely layered debut American Reclamation, it’s about time for it to tip over.
“A lush mixture of orchestral pop, slowcore, folk and dark Americana” – Denver Post
“Ambitious, but never overbearing – a tough balance to achieve” – AV Club
“Space rock with soul and refinement.” – Denver Westword
Band Members Jeff Linsenmaier, vocals/drums; Tim Husmann, keys/drums; Jeff Davenport, guitars
Guest Musicians Shawn King (Devotchka), Elin Palmer (16 Horsepower/Crooked Fingers)
For listeners of Low, Midlake, The Arcade Fire, The Antlers
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