MAUS HAUS (ep release party!), EXRAY'S
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
MAUS HAUS (ep release party!)
San Francisco's Maus Haus sounds like a confection of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth, ground up and re-formed into a filet of raw cool. Amid bursts of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers, the band keeps the whole thing fun--with catchy vocals and hypnotic rhythms. The resulting sound is startlingly unique yet strangely familiar.
Since the release of 2009’s sprawlingly strange Lark Marvels, the live band has refocused from a 7-person stage-filling ensemble, to a powerful 4-piece stripped down to the essentials. The upcoming seven-song Light Noise, slated for fall 2012 release by Om Records’ new imprint Lavish Habits, features an instrument previously rejected by the band — the guitar.
"Their full-length debut, Lark Marvels, [is] packed with fuzzed-out trippy gems and surprising patches of indie-inspired melody. While Maus Haus have previously garnered comparisons to Silver Apples and Captain Beefheart, Lark Marvels reveals additional influences from Add N to (X), Kraftwerk, and Nuggets-era pop." --Flavorpill
Jon Bernson and Michael Falsetto-Mapp specialize in lo-fi electronic pop made from gritty beats, voice mail vocals and timeless melodies. The band released their debut EP 'Ammunition Teeth' in October of 2010, the same month that David Fincher's blockbuster 'The Social Network' featured Exray's song 'Hesitation' alongside an Academy Award winning score by Trent Reznor. In February 2011 Exray's released their first self-titled LP and a series of videos, which were premiered by Pitchfork, Altered Zones, Spin, MOKB and The Bay Bridged. Their music has been Forkasted by Pitchfork, praised by Prefix and reviewed by dozens of other blogs.
Trust a Robot reveals the Exray's obsession with the dystopian visions of Philip K. Dick, Syd Mead, William Burroughs and James Blaylock. The band is coalescing a growing electronic pop movement in San Francisco that taps into the beatmaking world, underground dance music, inventive songwriting and a fascination with the future. Since the release of their first record, Exray's has performed with a long list of likeminded innovators: Toro Y Moi, tUnE-yArDs, The Soft Moon, Nite Jewel, Cloud Nothings, Thao Nguyen, Matthew Dear, Adventure, Dosh, Braids, Tim Cohen, The Sandwitches, John Vanderslice, Weekend and Pictureplane. The band has contributed to numerous comps, including Secret Seven's 'In a Cloud,' which features some of San Francisco's best known bands: The Fresh & Onlys, Thee Oh Sees, Sonny and the Sunsets, Kelley Stoltz and The Sandwitches.
The band consists of Ross Peacock (formerly of Clipd Beaks) and brothers Nathan and Cyrus Tilton (who were all previously in the Bay Area cult band Ned). Reference points such as Matthew Dear's Black City, The Secret Machines, and the Silver Apples are apt, but Mwahaha carves out their own sound and approach, regardless of the comparisons.
"After the demise of their former indie band Ned, Ross Peacock and brothers Nathan and Cyrus Tilton decided to carve out a new path, first by adopting a more rigorous rehearsal schedule, second by rechristening their outfit, and third by trying a few risky innovations, like surgically opening an amp for modiciation or setting microphones around a koi pond to record the sound of someone dropping a stone in the water. They use analog gear in Mwahaha, including a lot of vintage synthesizers and rickety sounding drum machines. The resulting music often sounds purposefully austere, but it's also riddled with interesting drum sounds and sharp guitar riffs. There's even the occasional pop hook." --East Bay Express
Devonwho is one of the Klipmode family whose membership includes Suzi Analogue, mndsgn and Knxwledge. LA via Portland-based producer Devonwho does awesome synthy low-slung beats that sit somewhere between hip hop and experimental electronic music.
There's a 6 ticket limit for this event per household, customer, credit card number and email address. Patrons who exceed the ticket limit can have their order cancelled automatically and without notice.
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