Duster (band)

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OriginSan Jose, California, U.S.
Years active
  • 1996–2001
  • 2018–present
Associated acts
Past membersClay Parton
Canaan Dove Amber
Jason Albertini

Duster is an American rock band consisting of multi-instrumentalists Clay Parton, Canaan Dove Amber, and Jason Albertini. Albertini played drums on three tracks for 1998's Stratosphere, and with 1999's 1975, became much more involved in the group process, playing many more instruments and sharing recording/producing credits with Parton and Amber. By 2000's Contemporary Movement he was fully involved in the creative process as a permanent member of the group. Members of the band previously performed together in the group Mohinder.[1]

Parton also tinkers with his side project Eiafuawn and plays drums and tours with punk band El Buzzard. Albertini has his own band Helvetia that has put out multiple records on Parton's record label The Static Cult Label and plays keyboards/drums with Mike Johnson.[2] Parton and Amber also run the Low Earth Orbit recording studio.

On April 13, 2018, Duster posted via their instagram page that they are “recording a little bit”.[3] Later it was announced that the band's discography would be reissued as the boxset Capsule Losing Contact through The Numero Group,[4] which was released in March 22, 2019.

Generally seen as indie rock, the group has been also associated with the space rock and slowcore movements by critics due to their unique sound.[5][2] To produce this, the band typically recorded on cheap and older recording equipment, such as cassette decks, in their Low Earth Orbit studio.[2]




  • 1975 (1999, Up Records)


  • Transmission, Flux (1997, Up Records)
  • Apex, Trance-Like (1998, Skylab Operations)


  • Christmas, Dust (1996, self-released)
  • On the Dodge

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  1. ^ Friesen, David (2012-01-25). "Duster - Stratosphere Review". tinymixtapes.com. Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  2. ^ a b c Coney, Brian (2018-08-27). "The Slow Return of Duster, the Lo-Fi Trio Who Secretly Changed Indie Rock". noisey.vice.com. Vice. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  3. ^ Arcand, Rob. "Duster Are Back in the Studio for the First Time in 18 Years". Spin. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ Yoo, Noah (2019-01-15). "Duster Announce Complete Box Set, Share Unreleased Track: Listen". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  5. ^ Moreland, Quinn (2019-03-27). "Duster: Capsule Losing Contact Review". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2019-03-29.

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