Leave No Trace: Live In St. Louis

Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon


Released February 2, 2018


  • 1. Calm The Shadows (16:36)
  • 2. Leave No Trace (14:03)

"When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself." - Shunryu Suzuki

As live albums go, Tashi Dorji and Tyler Damon nail it down. No matter the crowd -- head thrashers, Instagram zombies, shaken jazzniks -- the shadow lines of feedback and bombastic percussive bombs are always at peak intensity. Through telepathic engagement the Bhutanese-born guitarist Dorji and Midwestern drummer Damon act with one-mind destruction as Leave No Trace: Live In St. Louis perfectly captures.  It’s a pure sound for these disruptive, politically tumultuous times. Or Marc Masters describes it as -- a power lurching at you “in ways that feel dangerously uncontrolled, like someone playing with a plugged-in toaster over a filled-up bathtub.” 

Leave No Trace -- a companion release to their hyper-acclaimed debut Both Will Escape -- was recorded at Gaslight in St. Louis. The 500-edition LP features hand-made cover art by Jeremy Kannapell and comes with a download coupon.