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Tussle

What is Tussle?
It could be said that we are entering our sixth generation of Tussle.

Five generations of Tussle:

2000-2003
-Andy, Alexis, Nathan and Jonathan, and nameless others that showed up in the basement of the bandmates' SF Mission flat.
**Recorded with Tommy Guerrero
**Toured East Coast with Coachwhips
**Released Eye Contact 12", Don't Stop EP, and Kling Klang LP with Troubleman Unlimited Records
**Toured UK and Europe with Erase Errata
**Play a few shows in Tokyo, one with Eye of The Boredoms
**Toured US with Eats Tapes and Yellow Swans

-2003-2005
Alexis, Nathan, Jonathan, Warren
**US Tour with Outhud
**West Coast tour with Architecture in Helsinki
**Release Telescope Mind with Smalltown Supersound
**Play a few shows in Norway

-2005-2007
Nathan, Jonathan, Tomo, Warren
**Toured US with Hot Chip
**West Coast tour with Of Montreal
**US tour with Yacht
**Release Cream Cuts with Smalltown Supersound

-2007-2009
Nathan, Jonathan, Tomo
**Tour US with Ratatat
** Record Tempest

-2009-2011 -Nathan, Kevin, Tomo
**Tour Europe and Scandanavia with Publicist
**Record and release Tempest with JD Twitch and Smalltown Supersound

-2011-Today
-Nathan, Kevin, Tomo, Jonathan

Therefore the sixth generation is upon us, heretofore knowing no bounds.

Despite the personnel changes, some things have remained constant. Primarily, Tussle plays bass driven grooves over dense rhythms within transcendent electronic realms.


CREAM CUTS PRESS

"The SF groove machine's third LP packs lessons learned from post punk and krautrock - into a rhythmic masterclass. **** four stars" - MOJO, Manish Agarwal, August 2009

"Tussle take the muscle and momentum of motorik and liberate it with a joie de vivre that makes Cream Cuts endlessly listenable" - THE WIRE, Nick Southgate, June 2009

"Re-igniting the flame of experimentalism, Californian four-piece Tussle have emerged as pioneers of a new Krautrock-infused rhythmrock hybrid. Putting a pair of drummers at the forefront of their songs, the San Francisco based band has breathed new life into postpsychedelic art rock."- SKYSCRAPER MAGAZINE

"Tussle push through the boundaries of every category they might be lumped into." - URB MAGAZINE

"Tussle turns electronic music into a living, breathing form." - EAST BAY EXPRESS

"one is welcome to drop a jaw at the rapidly developing power, versatility and un-cliched imagination of their instrumental chops." - LA WEEKLY

"The numbly throbbing bass and hard-­hitting postdisco drums are so deep in the pocket they never see daylight". - CHICAGO READER

"The foursome succeeds in bridging the gap of dance-oriented connotations, welcoming a slew of world music genres into the mix and cleverly melding them together into its own brand of smart, mind-altering pop." - PERFORMER MAGAZINE

"With its undulating drums, pulsing bass lines, and evocative synth atmospheres, the disc documents a local band that has pushed its style far beyond genre. " - SF WEEKLY

"Cream Cuts is a masterful electronic album..." - FIRST COAST NEWS

"I've considered Cream Cuts one of the best albums of the year — a metamorphosis in which the band's rhythmic core becomes more sinuous, its atmospherics more expansive, and its overall sound both deeper and more party-ready." - SF GUARDIAN

"The largely successful results characterize a risky proposition that in the hands of talent and artistic focus has yielded all sorts of adventurous delights. Score: 8.5" - PREFIXMAG

"Tussle is one of the few bands to survive disco punk, and their new album Cream Cuts is a triumphant expansion of that genre's worn terrain." - EARPLUG

"**** Five Stars" - TIME OUT NYC

"Cream Cuts unwinds like the soundtrack to a slow, casual seduction. " - REMIX MAGAZINE

"Tussle's Cream Cuts occupies a nebulous piece of real estate that lies somewhere in the neighborhood of Kraut rock, post-punk and house music." ***** Five stars." - CREATIVE LOAFING

"Cohesive, eclectic, expansive but never ponderous" - ALL MUSIC GUIDE

"sounds like a patchouli-and-BO-scented hippie drum circle … if it were curated by DFA." - SELF-TITLED

"In a loud, dense set, they sifted through heavy-rhythm music with roots in the 1970s and early ’80s. Locking together and pulling apart, they variously clamped right on top of the beat, got way behind it or positioned themselves in the middle, with high-hat patterns pumping." - THE NEW YORK TIMES (SHOW REVIEW)


DISCO-GRAPHY


ON FIRE label compilation (Smalltown Supersound) 2009


TITAN 12" (FrequeNC) 2009


COLETT XPRESS compilation (Colett Express) 2008



CREAM CUTS LP (Smalltown Supersound) 2008


ANIMAL COP 7" (Geographic North) 2008


NOTWAVE SAMPLER 12" (Rong/DFA) 2008


NOTWAVE COMPLILATION (Rong/DFA) 2008


THE GLIMMERS Eskimo, Vol. 5 Mixtape (Eskimo) 2008


MUTANT DISCO VOL. IV (Ze Records) 2008


TUSSLE: LIVE AT THE ECHO (Spaceland) 2007


MEH-TEH 7" (Tomlab) 2007


WORRIED NOODLES CD Compilation (Tomlab) 2007


WARNING 12" (Smalltown Supersound) 2007


WHITE COLUMNS 12" (White Columns Gallery) 2006


TELESCOPE MIND LP (Smalltown Supersound) 2006


DISCO D' ORO II 12" (Rong Music) 2005


DISCO D' ORO 12" (Rong Music) 2005


HERE IT COMES 12" (Troubleman Unlimited) 2005


KLING KLANG LP (Troubleman Unlimited) 2004


DONT STOP EP (Troubleman Unlimited) 2004



EYE CONTACT 12" (Troubleman Unlimited) 2003


FRISCO STYLES CD Compilation (Jack Hanley/Rainbow Records) 2003