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Return to Dust Unveil Brand New Video For “Face Down”

Return to Dust Band Member

Boundary-pushing grunge quartet, Return to Dust, have today released a brand new video for their latest single, “Face Down” taken off their long-awaited debut self-titled album via Jim Kaufman Productions. Directed by Matt Akana, the “Face Down” video delves deep into the realms of emotion and introspection, its grunge-infused aesthetic adding a raw and gritty layer to the evocative visuals.

Face Down,” a standout track on the band’s debut album, serves as a poignant reminder of Return to Dust‘s sonic evolution. With its explosive instrumentation and poignant lyricism, the track captures the essence of smash hit “Belly Up,” while ushering in a matured sound that emphasizes the band’s rapid growth and their fearless embrace of musical experimentation. Shedding light on the brand new video, the band shares:

“We wanted to convey a sense of the surreal with the Face Down music video that our other videos hadn’t captured yet. So we created a red world and a dark void. Places where you’re not quite alive and not quite dead that shows the duality of beauty and chaos. Comfort and unease. Themes and feelings that permeate throughout the rest of this album.”

Excitement continues to build for Return to Dust, as they gear up to join heavyweights Sevendust on their “Seasons” Anniversary Tour this fall. Pre-sale tickets are available today at 11AM ET, with the general on-sale beginning on Thursday, May 23 at 10AM local. All ticket information can be found HERE. With their first national tour on the horizon, the band adds:

“We grew up listening to songs like Terminator on our brothers’ CD collections so this tour feels like a full circle back to that time. We think it’s really cool that Sevendust is taking us out and supporting younger bands and couldn’t be more grateful / excited. It’ll be an incredible experience for both ours and Sevendust’s fans.”

Returning to the roots of grunge with a modern twist, Return to Dust‘s self-titled debut album is a visceral exploration of angst, rebellion, and introspection. From infectious riffs to haunting dual-melodies, each track is a testament to the band’s dedication to pushing musical boundaries while staying true to their distinctive sound. Their recent appearances at Welcome to Rockville and Sonic Temple only amplified the band’s undeniable allure, solidifying their status as a must-see live act this year.

Earning a phenomenal 2 million TikTok views over the course of a weekend. The TikTok featuring the band’s single, “Belly Up” swiftly impacted the band’s trajectory – landing them over 3.5 million streams across DSPs73K Spotify Monthly Listeners, and 5.4 million total TikTok views. With the release of their debut record under their belt, Return to Dust have truly cemented their position as a rising force in the industry.

Return to Dust, who are heavily inspired by the legendary Alice In Chains, continue to gain traction and acclaim, solidifying themselves as mavericks in the current rock resurgence. Collaborating alongside renowned producer Jim Kaufman (EverclearDanny WorsnopNight RiotsHelmet) and earning accolades from rock impresario, Allison Hagendorf, the band’s momentum remains unwavering. With their dynamic presence on TikTok, a rapidly growing streaming audience, and a loyal fan base, the band is gearing up for an exciting and promising future.

Stay tuned for what Return to Dust has in store, as they continue to make waves in the music scene and connect with their ever-expanding audience.


Los Angeles based alternative/grunge rock quartet Return to Dust (Matthew BielawskiGraham StanushSebastian Gonzalez, London Hudson) has already scripted a karmic saga that traverses decades, pays homage to the past, and plants its roots firmly in the future. Listening within their sonic universe is like time-traveling to the halcyon days of the ’90s grunge era. Their sound, influenced by heavyweights of the time, reverberates with the echoes of DeftonesAlice In Chains, and the soul of Nirvana — but, their brilliance doesn’t stop there. The band draws inspiration from a diverse palette, blending in bits from bands like The CureMetallica, and Cage The Elephant, molding them into their own unique musical tapestry. 

Return to Dust breathes life into a sound that feels both genuine and tailor-made to encapsulate the essence of a bygone era, leaving fans awash in nostalgia. Yet, it’s not merely a mimicry of the past; instead, it’s a fusion of the old and the new — an alchemy that conjures a sound distinctly their own. At the core are alluring bass lines (Stanush), gritty guitar riffs (GonzalezBielawski), dynamic drumming (Hudson) and dual lead vocals (BielawskiStanush) that harmonize and intertwine, weaving an ethereal soundscape that resonates with raw emotion and unyielding energy. It’s a moody concoction that pays homage to an iconic era while fearlessly exploring uncharted territories. Return to Dust beckons audiences into their world, where the past and present converge, igniting a fervor that keeps the flames of grunge alive. 

Return to Dust found its meteoric rise propelled by a chance encounter with none other than the illustrious producer Jim Kaufman (HelmetEverclearNight Riots). Under Kaufman’s mentorship, the band’s raw talent began to soar. During the darkest days of the pandemic, when the world stood still, Return to Dust seized the opportunity to channel their collective energy into crafting something profound. The result was their debut LP, a mesmerizing self-titled creation. It was a labor of love and dedication that not only transcended the barriers of personal growth, but also etched the band’s name into the future of rock.

Return to Dust Album Cover

Track Listing:
Black Road
Belly Up
Anyway I Die
Face Down
No Love
Bad News
About The World
Live Like This
When You Look At Me

Return to Dust
Matthew Bielawski – Vocals & Guitar
Graham Stanush – Vocals & Bass
Sebastian Gonzalez – Guitar
London Hudson – Drums

Catch Return to Dust Live This Year!
Dates In Support Of Sevendust, on Their “Seasons” Anniversary Tour

Fri, 9/13 – Hampton Beach, MA – Hampton Beach Casino
Sat, 9/14 – Hampton Beach, MA – Hampton Beach Casino
Sun, 9/15 – Albany, NY – Empire
Tues, 9/17 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Thurs, 9/19 – New York, NY – The Palladium
Fri, 9/20 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
Sat, 9/21 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Sun, 9/22 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Tues, 9/24 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
Wed, 9/25 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
Thurs, 9/26 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
Wed, 10/2 – Dallas, TX – The Factory
Thurs, 10/3 – Wichita, KS – The Cotilion
Fri, 10/4 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Sat, 10/5 – Lincoln, NE- The Bourbon Theatre
Mon, 10/7 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Tues, 10/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

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