Music

need a break? come meet Termination Dust

December 2, 2019

“Cold air, cold hands, bated breath, unexpected tryst.”

The opening lines of Termination Dust’s new album Growing Down, out January 24 on Glacial Pace Recordings, says a lot about how the three-piece first came to exist. In the chill of Anchorage, Alaska, the independent music community is thriving and healthy despite the cities isolation and moderate population. Because there’s just not that many people around, shows up there are always mixed bills; indie bands playing alongside metal bands opening for folk/acoustic acts is the norm. It was at one of those shows that dual vocalists/guitarists Jaybird Parkhurst (she/her) and Stefanie Vigoren (she/her) first met, and another that they later met drummer Matt Harris (he/him).

Learning and growing, as you’ll find throughout Growing Down, is at the root of Termination Dust’s ethos; that, and to emulate Taking Back Sunday style vocals “but in a sweet way,” Jaybird laughs.

Growing Down's first single “It’s Not A Place” is out today alongside a video featured on The Grey Estates.

Today, Termination Dust is a long-distance band, with both Matt and Steffi now living in Minnesota while Jaybird remains in Alaska. Surprisingly, this entire album was written that way; back and forth over emails and Facebook group calls, Growing Down still grew into existence like the three of them were sitting on the same couch. This past January, though, they got together in Portland, OR to record at Ice Cream Studios with Mike Davis.

Full of bright, dreamy pop tracks while also delivering a punk-leaning vulnerability through moments for the anxious and existential, Growing Down shows a vast range for such a young band, calling to mind inspirations like Built to Spill, The Courtneys and Modern Baseball. There’s a symmetry to the album, pairing energetic dance rhythms to a sobering melancholy, and the result blends it all distinctly as one cohesive texture.

Later this week, Termination Dust will support Modest Mouse on dates along the west coast. This marks the second time Jaybird and Steffi have toured alongside their labelmates; the first was back in 2016 after the release of their debut album Familiar Eyes, and gave the pair some of their first experiences being out on the road as a touring band. Since, Termination Dust hasn’t been able to slow down, and will continue touring the U.S. throughout 2020.

Dec 7 – McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR
Dec 8 – Grand Sierra Theater – Reno, NV
Dec 10 – Well Fargo Center – Santa Rosa, CA
Dec 11 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
Dec 14 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO

Music

need a break? come meet Termination Dust

December 2, 2019

“Cold air, cold hands, bated breath, unexpected tryst.”

The opening lines of Termination Dust’s new album Growing Down, out January 24 on Glacial Pace Recordings, says a lot about how the three-piece first came to exist. In the chill of Anchorage, Alaska, the independent music community is thriving and healthy despite the cities isolation and moderate population. Because there’s just not that many people around, shows up there are always mixed bills; indie bands playing alongside metal bands opening for folk/acoustic acts is the norm. It was at one of those shows that dual vocalists/guitarists Jaybird Parkhurst (she/her) and Stefanie Vigoren (she/her) first met, and another that they later met drummer Matt Harris (he/him).

Learning and growing, as you’ll find throughout Growing Down, is at the root of Termination Dust’s ethos; that, and to emulate Taking Back Sunday style vocals “but in a sweet way,” Jaybird laughs.

Growing Down's first single “It’s Not A Place” is out today alongside a video featured on The Grey Estates.

Today, Termination Dust is a long-distance band, with both Matt and Steffi now living in Minnesota while Jaybird remains in Alaska. Surprisingly, this entire album was written that way; back and forth over emails and Facebook group calls, Growing Down still grew into existence like the three of them were sitting on the same couch. This past January, though, they got together in Portland, OR to record at Ice Cream Studios with Mike Davis.

Full of bright, dreamy pop tracks while also delivering a punk-leaning vulnerability through moments for the anxious and existential, Growing Down shows a vast range for such a young band, calling to mind inspirations like Built to Spill, The Courtneys and Modern Baseball. There’s a symmetry to the album, pairing energetic dance rhythms to a sobering melancholy, and the result blends it all distinctly as one cohesive texture.

Later this week, Termination Dust will support Modest Mouse on dates along the west coast. This marks the second time Jaybird and Steffi have toured alongside their labelmates; the first was back in 2016 after the release of their debut album Familiar Eyes, and gave the pair some of their first experiences being out on the road as a touring band. Since, Termination Dust hasn’t been able to slow down, and will continue touring the U.S. throughout 2020.

Dec 7 – McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR
Dec 8 – Grand Sierra Theater – Reno, NV
Dec 10 – Well Fargo Center – Santa Rosa, CA
Dec 11 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
Dec 14 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO

Music

need a break? come meet Termination Dust

December 4, 2019

“Cold air, cold hands, bated breath, unexpected tryst.”

The opening lines of Termination Dust’s new album Growing Down, out January 24 on Glacial Pace Recordings, says a lot about how the three-piece first came to exist. In the chill of Anchorage, Alaska, the independent music community is thriving and healthy despite the cities isolation and moderate population. Because there’s just not that many people around, shows up there are always mixed bills; indie bands playing alongside metal bands opening for folk/acoustic acts is the norm. It was at one of those shows that dual vocalists/guitarists Jaybird Parkhurst (she/her) and Stefanie Vigoren (she/her) first met, and another that they later met drummer Matt Harris (he/him).

Learning and growing, as you’ll find throughout Growing Down, is at the root of Termination Dust’s ethos; that, and to emulate Taking Back Sunday style vocals “but in a sweet way,” Jaybird laughs.

Growing Down's first single “It’s Not A Place” is out today alongside a video featured on The Grey Estates.

Today, Termination Dust is a long-distance band, with both Matt and Steffi now living in Minnesota while Jaybird remains in Alaska. Surprisingly, this entire album was written that way; back and forth over emails and Facebook group calls, Growing Down still grew into existence like the three of them were sitting on the same couch. This past January, though, they got together in Portland, OR to record at Ice Cream Studios with Mike Davis.

Full of bright, dreamy pop tracks while also delivering a punk-leaning vulnerability through moments for the anxious and existential, Growing Down shows a vast range for such a young band, calling to mind inspirations like Built to Spill, The Courtneys and Modern Baseball. There’s a symmetry to the album, pairing energetic dance rhythms to a sobering melancholy, and the result blends it all distinctly as one cohesive texture.

Later this week, Termination Dust will support Modest Mouse on dates along the west coast. This marks the second time Jaybird and Steffi have toured alongside their labelmates; the first was back in 2016 after the release of their debut album Familiar Eyes, and gave the pair some of their first experiences being out on the road as a touring band. Since, Termination Dust hasn’t been able to slow down, and will continue touring the U.S. throughout 2020.

Dec 7 – McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR
Dec 8 – Grand Sierra Theater – Reno, NV
Dec 10 – Well Fargo Center – Santa Rosa, CA
Dec 11 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
Dec 14 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO