Published Jun 29, 2018Nineties CanRock heroes Rusty are back with their first album in 20 years. It's called Dogs of Canada, and it's out now.
Dogs of Canada was recorded this spring with Ian Blurton in Toronto, although the record's origins date back to 2015 when Rusty first laid down demos with Thomas D'Arcy at Taurus Recording.
The Toronto quartet gained national exposure when the video for "Misogyny" from their 1995 debut Fluke started getting heavy airplay on MuchMusic. The clip featured scenes from queercore filmmaker Bruce LaBruce's film Hustler White. LaBruce returned the favour, directing the clip for "Empty Cell," featuring a young Danko Jones, from their second album Sophomoric.
Rusty split up back in 2000, after releasing their third and final album, Out of Their Heads, in 1998. The band first reunited at NXNE back in 2011 and have played sporadic shows ever since.
Dogs of Canada was crowdfunded through PledgeMusic which is currently the only place to get the record. However, you can check out album opener "Strange Game" below.