Fust – “Violent Jubilee” (Feat. Michael Cormier-O’Leary)

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Fust – “Violent Jubilee” (Feat. Michael Cormier-O’Leary)


Fust is the musical project of Aaron Dowdy, a Ph.D student in literature at Duke, and his pals Frank Meadows, Avery Sullivan, and John Wallace. Based in Durham but formed in Brooklyn, the band plays the sort of crystalline country-rock I associate with Ruston Kelly, Field Report, and other rootsy stuff that seems explicitly designed for indie rock fans. You know: downcast and dreamy slow jams, highly articulate lyrics filtered through glassy vocal production, that sort of thing. (It’s good.)

A new Fust album called Genevieve is coming next month, the follow-up to 2021 debut LP Evil Joy. Genevieve features some impressive names in the credits, including Indigo de Souza, Wednesday’s MJ Lenderman and Xandy Chelmis, and — on today’s lead single “Violent Jubilee” — Michael Cormier-O’Leary of Friendship. “Violence and jubilation!” Dowdy sings repeatedly, between reflective verses that grow increasingly intense. Near the end, he confesses, “I like driving with the odometer busted
/ When I know the stars are gonna fall any minute
/ I’m ready to burn up with it/ 
I’m ready to receive my hurt.”

Below, watch the “Violent Jubilee” video, directed by John Winn.


01 “Genevieve”
02 “Violent Jubilee”
03 “Town In Decline”
04 “Trouble”
05 “Late Hour”
06 “Rockfort Bay”
07 “Open Water”
08 “Oil Leak”
09 “Searchers”
10 “A Clown Like Me”

7/13 Durham NC @ The Pinhook
7/14 Atlanta GA @ Inner Space
7/15 Asheville NC @ Static Age Records
7/17 Richmond VA @ TBD
7/18 Washington DC @ Quarry House
7/19 Philadelphia PA @ Philamoca
7/20 Brooklyn NY @ The Broadway

Genevieve is out 6/16 on Dear Life. Pre-order it here.

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