The Duende Bros. is an ad-hoc duo, consisting of musician Mikey Peterson and poet Eric Elshtain. They paired up in order to find the right combination of in-house studio synth-pop soundings and lyrics about everyday objects to create danceable poems. Made to sound as if produced in 1983, these two tracks complete the logic of Reagan/Bush era optimism and cynicism, making sinister what you zip and praising the all-seeing microbe-growing eye you might find one the back of a dollar, dollar bill. I’M THE ZIPPER is the result of dark-basement experiments—fingers on the brink & the dogmas of keeping it all in. MICROSCOPEAN EYE-SORE BLUES is a response to the CSI scene: there’s some hinky ideology going on when house musicks blare behind criminologists magnifying epithelial cells. But what is the TV but a microscope, too.
Mikey Peterson and The Trust bridge melody and noise – playing songs of love, loss, and redemption.
Mikey Peterson – Voice/Guitar
Tom Stukel – Drums
Lenny Zieben – Bass
Nate Kelsey – Keys
Our new full length album is currently being recorded.