Bio

BIO

“Alternative Rock / College Punk”
Based in Oshawa Ontario, close to Toronto.

Shawn and Dustin Cormier have been writing together since 2019. They are poet-musicians who enjoy tapping into hemispheres of the collective mind.

When Shawn and Dustin jammed with drummer Mike Loyal for the first time in late 2015 to record Shawn's first record at Chalet Studios in Ontario, their individual tastes merged, and the trio quickly realized they would be more than a one-album pony.

Now in 2021, the boys are getting ready to release a string of newly recorded tunes. With 5 singles ready to be released by the end of 2021, the BUSM boys are ready to take on the new decade.   


INFLUENCES INCLUDE
Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Van Halen, Sublime, Blink-182, Me first and the Gimme Gimmes, The Misfits, the Ramones, Offspring, Matthew Good, SUM 41, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fleetwood Mac

What does the name mean?

During an inspired (“drunk”) writing session, the name BUSM emerged as a spontaneous, dislodged splurt from Shawn’s subliminal unconscious -

"The name BUSM came first. Four letters, lots of satisfying mouth movement, a reference to tits... Big-Up Sour Mash just filled in the meaning of the letters. It reflects on our versatility as creative writers, a mash-up of genres and styles."