Oh Heat Dust’s ”Heat Dust”

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New Orleans natives Heat Dust fire up the post-punk train with their self titled full length debut that kicks, punches and claws it’s way out of any soundscape that might sound remotely bland. The pulsating bass playing of Shawn Tabor combined with the echoing vocals of Clayton Hunt form a restless and shaky sonic backbone for the album that rattles with Christopher Stein’s free form drumming. Tracks like ”I Warm My Hands” and ”Nothing Left To Lose” are exactly the kind of post punk ballads that you would expect to hear in a small and musky club whereas songs like ”Something for Nothing” and ”Do You Think About It?” paint a much larger instrumental landscape that displays the sort of sonic versatility you wouldn’t expect from a debut full length. With apparent influences ranging from Joy Division to Mogwai, Heat Dust have crafted an album that is lyrically introverted and instrumentally extroverted, and it makes for a dark yet fascinating listen for fans of the genre.

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