Joshua Eustis

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Joshua Eustis
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Joshua Eustis performing with Telefon Tel Aviv in 2009
Background information
Birth nameJoshua Leeds Eustis
Also known asSons of Magdalene
Born (1977-07-16) July 16, 1977 (age 41)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres IDM, electronica, glitch, ambient, industrial rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, bass, guitar, saxophone, erhu, drums
Years active1999–present
Labels Hefty, BPitch Control, Audraglint, Ghostly International
Associated acts Telefon Tel Aviv, Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer, Black Light Burns, The Black Queen, Second Woman

Joshua Leeds Eustis is an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, best known as the current sole member of electronic music act, Telefon Tel Aviv, since the death of bandmate Charles Cooper in 2009. He served as a touring member for industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails in 2013 and has collaborated heavily over the years with Maynard James Keenan's solo project Puscifer, for which he also served as a touring member. Eustis' solo project is Sons of Magdalene, of which he began releasing music under in 2008. He is also a founding member of the band The Black Queen.

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means, and that produced using electronics only. Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, hammers, and so on, and electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar, which are typically made loud enough for performers and audiences to hear with an instrument amplifier and speaker cabinet. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin, synthesizer, and computer can produce electronic sounds.

Telefon Tel Aviv band

Telefon Tel Aviv is a New Orleans–derived, Chicago-based American electronic music act, formerly comprising Charles Cooper and Joshua Eustis. Since Cooper's accidental death in 2009, Telefon Tel Aviv has continued with Eustis as the sole official member. Eustis is also known for being a member of the most recent lineup of Puscifer and Nine Inch Nails' live performances.

Industrial rock music genre

Industrial rock is a musical genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.



Eustis formed Telefon Tel Aviv with high school friend Charles Cooper in 1999. The duo released their debut album, Fahrenheit Fair Enough , in 2001 through Hefty Records. This was followed by Map of What Is Effortless in 2004 and Immolate Yourself in 2009. [1] On January 22, 2009, Charles Cooper died, leaving the future of Telefon Tel Aviv uncertain. [2]

<i>Fahrenheit Fair Enough</i> album

Fahrenheit Fair Enough is the first full-length album by American IDM band Telefon Tel Aviv, released on Hefty! Records.

Hefty Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1995 by John Hughes III, the label releases records in a range of genres that include post-rock, IDM, down-tempo, nu jazz, experimental music, and hip-hop.

<i>Map of What Is Effortless</i> album

Map of What is Effortless is the second full-length album by American electronic group Telefon Tel Aviv, released on Hefty! Records.

In 2011, Eustis co-produced Puscifer's second studio album, Conditions of My Parole . [3] He also contributed to Puscifer's Donkey Punch the Night EP and All Re-Mixed Up remix album in 2013. [4] [5] In 2013, it was announced that Eustis would perform as a live member of Nine Inch Nails for the Tension 2013 tour. [6] He mainly took the bass duties during the early tour, due to bassist Eric Avery's departure from the band. [7] After bassist Pino Palladino's inclusion to the new line-up, he performed mainly on keyboards and different instruments accompanying key moments in some of the songs, such as the saxophone and erhu. [8] [9] In December 2013, it was announced that Eustis would not be performing with the band on the following 2014 tour. [10]

Puscifer band

Puscifer is an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles by Maynard James Keenan, known as the lead singer of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. As Keenan is the only permanent member, he considers the project to be his "creative subconscious." In light of this, Puscifer is considered a pseudonym for his solo work.

<i>Conditions of My Parole</i> 2011 studio album by Puscifer

Conditions of My Parole is the second studio album by Puscifer. The album was produced by Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell and Josh Eustis. Contributing musicians for the album include the aforementioned Keenan, Mitchell, and Eustis as well as Carina Round, Juliette Commagere, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Gil Sharone and Rani Sharone, Jonny Polonsky, Tim Alexander, Devo Keenan, Alessandro Cortini, Tanya O'Callaghan, Sarah Jones, and Jon Theodore.

<i>Donkey Punch the Night</i> 2013 EP by Puscifer

Donkey Punch the Night is the third EP by American alternative rock act Puscifer. It was released on February 19, 2013, via Puscifer Entertainment.

In 2014, Eustis announced that he would release a full-length solo debut as Sons of Magdalene, a moniker adopted in 2007, when his father was diagnosed with cancer. [11] The album, titled Move to Pain, was partially recorded before Cooper's death and was released on June 24, 2014, through Audraglint Recordings. [12]

Starting from the beginning of 2015, Eustis became an active member of The Black Queen, along with Greg Puciato and Steven Alexander.

The Black Queen is an American electronic band, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2015. It was founded by lead singer Greg Puciato, keyboardist and guitarist Joshua Eustis and keyboardist and guitarist Steven Alexander.

Greg Puciato American musician

Gregory John Puciato is best known as the lead singer of the disbanded The Dillinger Escape Plan and is currently the lead singer of The Black Queen and Killer Be Killed. He is noted for reckless live performances, wide vocal range, outspoken views, and controversy stemming from his bands' performances and interviews.

Eustis supported Tropic of Cancer's European tour from October 27 to November 13, 2015. [13]

On January 4, 2016, it was revealed that Eustis would perform his first official concert as Telefon Tel Aviv on April 2, 2016, at Benjamin Wynn's concert at The Regent in downtown L.A. [14]


As Second Woman
As The Black Queen
As Sons of Magdalene
With Telefon Tel Aviv
With Nine Inch Nails
With Puscifer
Other contributions

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