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RUSK consists of twin brothers Brent Gaines (drums) and Derek Gaines (guitar), joined by Ryan Pivovar (bass) and Zachary Paul (violin) for their debut release on Nefarious Industries, Om Improvement. Formerly known as the post-rock/math-rock duo Jerkagram, Brent and Derek have toured North America extensively for over a decade and recently made themselves known in Japan when touring to support Jerkagram's third LP, 2018's All Eyes On Me. RUSK's forthcoming full-length effort Om Improvement is at once an orchestral melodramatic rapture and a jagged rhythmic exploration; recorded in the woods of northern California by the noble John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake), it is both loosely improvisational and meticulously crafted.
"RUSK combine a lot of elements of music that I like which makes a wicked ambrosia of rule breaking, convention bending, and resolute creativity. You know, exactly the kind of thing we hope to showcase here on Everything Is Noise. In execution, though not necessarily style, they remind me of BIG|BRAVE, another band who are so unequivocally unique and economical in their musical aptitude, saying an awful lot with a little solely because of how they say it." - Everything Is Noise