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Dust Moth

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Dust Moth is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed by members of the bands Undertow, These Arms Are Snakes, and Minus the Bear.

Dust Moth member Ryan Frederiksen played in the bands These Arms Are Snakes, Narrows, and Undertow, and vocalist Irene Barber also sings for XVIII Eyes;[1] Matt Bayles formerly played keyboards for Minus the Bear.[2] After signing with the label The Mylene Sheath, the group released a split 7" vinyl record with the band Aeges in 2013. Read more on

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Dust Moth
From: Seattle, USA
Lazy equation: (late-period Mastodon – male vocals) x the smoother shoegaze edges that Deftones have been flirting with + Irene Barber’s PJ Harvey-isms
URLs: Facebook // Bandcamp

We won’t say the word s*p*rgr**p if you don’t. We make no secret of our enduring love for Narrows, so when we heard that their guitarist Ryan Frederiksen had a new project on the go with Matt Bayles (yes, he formerly of Minus The Bear), we were naturally intrigued. The band in question is Dust Moth, which the pair formed along with a few other luminaries from other, highly-regarded Seattle-based bands. They make music that shares textures with many of the bands MAtt Bayles has produced/engineered for (and there are many) but the end result is something unique in both timbre and tone. 

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