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Formed in Minneapolis in 1999, lateduster was
originally an instrumental sextet called cropduster, with a symmetrical
lineup of two guitars, two full drum kits and two DJs on 4 turntables.
By the beginning of 2000, they had pared themselves down to a 4-piece
and began honing their unique textural sound into intricately arranged
chamber music. In 2000, they recorded and released the first of 3
"handmade" eps, independently released on their own Firetrunk
Records label. In 2002, the best tracks from these early recordings
were remastered and compiled on a new full-length self-titled record, Lateduster,
that included 2 newly recorded songs. During the summer and fall of
2002 the band completed an all-new CD entitledFive Easy Pieces, released
Nov 2002, also on Firetrunk. After the release of the two full-length CDs, Andrew Broder left the band to focus on his FOG project. Over the winter of 2002-2003, the remaining trio of Dosh, Everest, and Olson
continued working on their 3rd CD, a new original soundtrack to the
1925 silent German Expressionist film Variete, which they performed
live at the SOUNDUNSEEN film festival in 2001. In April 2003, Lateduster released their first DVD, a collaborative project with Alaska-born choreographer
Emily Johnson, and her dance company CATALYST, entitled Plain Old Andrea,
With A Gun. In 2003, Olson moved from Minneapolis to San Francisco, and the band went on hiatus from performing and recording. In 2004, MERCK Records released the compilation EASY PIECES internationally
to wide acclaim. As all four members continue to work on their other
projects, they hope to continue working on the Variete soundtrack as well as other new Lateduster songs. They premiered their first new song in 6 years, "Transformador" at a live concert in December 2011...
|FIRETRUNK RECORDS is an independent record label and music production company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Founded in 1997, Firetrunk is run by independent musicians, including Lateduster, The Sensational Joint Chiefs, Sans Le Systeme, JG Everest, THE BRYAN OLSON JAZZ GROUP, BLACKFISH, The Grave Trio, and XOX. With sister label GROOVE GARDEN RECORDS, Firetrunk created events like FREELOADED WEDNESDAYS at The Front(1996-98) and CROSSFADED THURSDAYS live soundtracks series at The DINKYTOWNER CAFE (2001-2004) as well as supporting the SOUNDUNSEEN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL, MAKING MUSIC conversations series at The University of Minnesota, and CAPTURE! dance film series at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre - all in Minneapolis. Firetrunk has also fostered film, video and dance collaborations with DV-CINEMA, CATALYST DANCE, and Simone Lia, as well as providing professional event planning, great DJs and live music for weddings and other private functions.|
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