TUSK

TUSK

 Monrovia, California, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Smooth yet energetic acoustic sound wrapped in warm bass notes driven by intricate percussive beats. Wether on CD or in person. TUSK does not disappoint. We offer a unique sound to peek the interest of any listener willing to hear good music.

Biography

Originally TUSK started off as a solo project created by Zack Silverstein (a former solo acoustic instrumentalist) around Jan. 2011. After 8 very long months of recording in his room, Zack completed the solo EP "Barakku Brothers." Soon after its release, Sam Mcadam (Drummer) and Willy Kirkendall (Bassist) joined the project becoming a 3 man tri-force of greatness. At the moment TUSK is currently working on live material for future shows. "Barakku Brothers" (EP) is a fictional story created by Zack Silverstein involving two primary characters. Brothers, Tusk(Zack Silverstein) and Touraus(Aaron Silverstein). This solo project is meant to take the listener on a dark and groovy journey through the lives of these boys. Various layerd guitar tracks, drum tracks as well as vocal harmonies were used to create the sound desired by Zack Silverstein. "I had a lot of inspiration for the TUSK EP throughout the whole recording process. From Iron and Wine, to the Local Native, solo acoustic instrumentalist Erik Mongrain and various others. I did my best to create a very dark and cool journey. A cool boat ride through the mystic swap if ya know what I mean... well something like that."

Lyrics

Chryoss

Written By: TUSK

Chryoss - "Thank God I found you safely sleeping, dreaming by the stones... Chryoss is the name I carry, yes this is my home... Go back! You'll never make it out of here alive... Go back."

"Your not the first. I've seen so many souls slipped away... My heart... it hurts, it aches, and this pain knows no... break."

It's in your Blood

Written By: TUSK

Touraus - "Father... I'm confused, and cursed. Like the boys before you... I'm simple, lazy a brute. The night is nothing I am something, wicked... ruthless, and soon... You will be too! Weakness... the boy inside me he... cries! What's become of me.... this child he screamed.... Please release me!"

Barakku Demon - "I will... take you to the bottomless pit, sink your soul right down with the crew and the ship, and when I'm done with your Father the babe and the Bitch... I'm coming for you Kid!"

Queen Bee

Written By: TUSK

Maiden Queen
"I had a feeling... something was a walkin my way. Oh! A feisty little feast or play doe... To mold mash bash batter, or beat until the break of day... I told you, and I'm not gonna tell you twice, you should have listened to your Daddy's advice, cause after this I wont be so nice and Lord knows I'll loose, my cool...! Oh my cool... so don't loose ya heads.
As I was sayin... to the monkey and the master both, you baby boys better listen up close, if its experience then I got the most. Don't mean to brag, don't mean to boast, but ya got to know... who ya dealin with ohhh... who ya dealin with uh oh..."
To the Monkey and the Master both... you baby boys better listen up close. Go home!"

Touraus & Tusk
"Did you hear that... did you hear what that Bitch, just said to us. But I bet you didn't hear it, cause you were day dreaming, again... Who the hell do you think we are, who the hell!"

The Maiden Springs

Written By: TUSK

Tusk - "Beauty breathes... among other things, but I believe, that beauty sleeps among the reef."

Sirens - "Hawooo Hawooo Hawahaa... Rejoice!"

Painted With Strangers

Written By: TUSK

Touraus - "The Basement... I left you, the cries come but I've gone away. The courtyard, encounter, painted with strangers."

Discography

EP - Barakku Brothers

Track 1 - Barakku Brothers
Track 2 - Chryoss
Track 3 - It's in your Blood
Track 4 - Queen Bee
Track 5 - Black Brick Wall
Track 6 - The Maiden Springs
Track 7 - Painted With Strangers

Set List

TUSK SET LIST!

BAND:

The Maiden Springs
Queen Bee
Barakku Brothers
Painted With Strangers
It's in your Blood
Chryoss
Black Brick Wall

SOLO:

Diamantelia
The Maiden Springs
Bramfatura
Queen Bee
Barakku Brothers
Chryoss
A blessing for battles and bravery
Lavinia