Friday, July 18, 2008


Cream Cuts moves above and beyond Tussle's first two releases and finds the band expanding upon it’s own unique mix of drums, bass and electronics, at times echoing the elasticity and straight forward approach of their debut, Kling Klang, but with more color and complexity, while also integrating the psychedelic pulsating punch heard on Telescope Mind. Cream Cuts was recorded with Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Brightblack Morning Light, Devendra Banhart), whose unconventional production techniques and ability to capture the sound and feel of intimate performances integrate with Tussle’s krauty exploration of rhythm leading to the bands most epic and experimental album to date.

"With two drummers and a fierce rhythmic devotion, it comes as no surprise that Tussle's main objective is 'to make a motherf***er dance.' . . . The quartet is weird and wonderful live, as recent shows at the Bicycle Film Festival and Bottom of the Hill will attest — its set is full of slinky basslines, throbbing synths, and endless percussion. A little polyrhythmic stew, anyone?" -- SF Weekly

"Masters of minimalist funk and motorik mantras, dons of disorienting dub, Tussle reaches a lofty peak with Telescope Mind. The band achieves a fruitful synthesis between psychedelic tone exploration (bells, buckets, bottles, bicycle wheel, and cowbell) and its patented mesmerizing, Möbius-strip funk jams. The music is simultaneously regimented and free, making you want to propel yourself with unabashed speed and efficiency." -- Dave Segal, XLR8R

Tussle is:
Jonathan Holland - drums & electronics
Nathan Burazer - electronics
Warren Huegel - drums
Tomonori Yasuda - bass & electronics

Tour Dates:
Mon. Jul. 28 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Tue. Sep. 2 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Wed. Sep. 3 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Thu. Sep. 4 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Fri. Sep. 5 Minneapolis, MN @ Uptown Bar and Cafe w/ Solid Gold
Sat. Sep. 6 Milwaukee, WI @ Borg Ward
Mon. Sep. 8 St. Louis, MO @ Bluebird
Tue. Sep. 9 Bloomington, IN @ Bloomington Waldron Arts Center, Firebay Room
Wed. Sep. 10 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Faust (Adventures in Modern Music Festival)
Thu. Sep. 11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Fri. Sep. 12 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel w/ w/ Free Blood
Sat. Sep. 13 New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Electroputas, Soft Circle
Sun. Sep. 14 Washington, D.C. @ Comet Pizza and Ping Pong
Mon. Sep. 15 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
Tue. Sep. 16 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Nightlight Cafe w/ Black Congo
Wed. Sep. 17 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Thu. Sep. 18 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
Sat. Sep. 20 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Tue. Sep. 23 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
Wed. Sep. 24 San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
Thu. Sep. 25 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
Fri. Sep. 26 Big Sur/Fernwood, CA @ Folkyeah! Festival w/ Vetiver and Entrance
Sat. Sep. 27 Eureka, CA @ Lil' Red Lion
Tue. Sep. 30 Olympia, WA @ Voyeur w/ Lemonade
Wed. Oct. 1 Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern
Thu. Oct. 2 Portland, OR @ East End w/ Panther, Lemonade, Explode Into Colors
Fri. Oct. 3 Chico, CA @ Crux Arts Collective
Sat. Oct. 4 San Francisco, CA @ 12 Galaxies w/ Lemonade, Casy and Brian, Eats Tapes

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