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Assembly of Dust Play the Early Show Tomorrow at Mercury Lounge

September 7th, 2016

Frontman Reid Genauer, previously of Strangefolk, formed Assembly of Dust in 2002 while still studying for his MBA at Cornell University. The self-titled debut album (stream it below) was essentially a solo effort but Genauer (vocals and guitar) wanted a bigger sound to play the music live. Now rounded out by Adam Terrell (guitar and vocals), Dave Diamond (drums), John Leccesse (bass and vocals) and Jason Crosby (keys, fiddle and vocals), the R&B- and blues-based rockers have earned comparisons to My Morning Jacket, Little Feat and Wilco. And thanks to their fiery live performances, Assembly of Dust (above, doing “Speculator” live for MoBoogie) have garnered a sizable traveling fan base and a reputation as a good-times band. Their most recent release, the live full-length Tales from the Oregon Trail (stream it below), came out earlier this year. Relix called it “crafty, creative and brimming with celebration, revelry, blithe country comforts and astute invention.” Assembly of Dust kick off a short tour at home when they play Mercury Lounge tomorrow. Upstate funky jammers Formula 5 open the show.