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Good Night Gold Dust’s 2016 debut studio EP (produced by Brett Bullion) shined a light on the Mankato-based indie-electronic quartet and found the band counted among the most exciting new acts in Minnesota, gaining praise from UK blog Clash Magazine, YVYNYL, and MPR’s 89.3 The Current, among other outlets. GNGD hasshared stages with national and international acts such as The Rural Alberta Advantage, Gordi, HÆLOS, and Middle Kids. Their sophomore studio EP It Could Have Been You (also produced by Brett Bullion & forthcoming August 2018) is a moving collection of songs both meditative and urgent that explores ideas of isolation, loss, and recovery. Featuring dual lead vocalists in Laura Schultz and Colin Scharf, GNGD’s dynamic live performance transforms the dreamscapes of their recordings into a powerful cinematic reality.
Asumaya is the solo-looping project of Madison WI multi-instrumentalist, Luke Bassuender, who builds layers of harmonies and interlocking patterns into churning compositions that make heads spin and feet move in equal measure. Drawing inspiration from his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and from his other lives as a public elementary school art teacher and a post-punk-dub-jazz drummer, Bassuener’s songs sound like a warped world music from a place that might not exist.
His new album, Omniphobic (So Say We All Records) is a pointed and poetic exploration of racism, xenophobia, hyper-nationalism, and all the shortsightedness and fear that drive contemporary global politics… set to a shifting and insistent pulse.