Beautiful Buzzz Presents
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Com Truise (Live)
Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12'-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls "mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk".
Haley's been making music on the side for roughly a decade—going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)—first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave.
While subliminally informed by both parental record collections and hints of faded electronics product design, Haley's Com Truise project isn't just nostalgia capitalization. There are fragments (read: DNA strands) of Joy Division, New Order, and the Cocteau Twins, but it's like you're hearing them through the motherboard of a waterlogged Xbox—demented and modern. He's got a way of making familiar things sound beautifully hand-smeared.
The first Com Truise release was the Cyanide Sisters EP—distributed for free on the AMdiscs label—where mellow stone-outs like "Sundriped" and "Slow Peels" sat next to harder IDM bangers ("BASF Ace" and "IWYWAW") and bumpy alt-funk trips ("Norkuy" and "Komputer"). After that came a single "Pyragony/Trypyra," and a series of eclectic podcast mixes titled "Komputer Cast." Now comfortably situated amidst the Ghostly roster, he's prepping his next warped pillage, and hopefully not changing that name again.
Carousel is an electro-pop duo based in Los Angeles, CA. The two Berklee College of Music graduates create a unique sound that combines the drive of electro with the melodic sensibilities of pop. Since the release of Carousel’s debut single, the band received immediate attention from blogs all across the web, including the Hype Machine where they chart on the “Most Popular Page” with every release. In their short existence the band has had the opportunity to tour with Canadian singer, LIGHTS and open for great artists such as Neon Trees, RAC, The Knocks, Viceroy, Penguin Prison, Danger, Capital Cities, Body Language, Morning Parade, A Silent Film, Zaphoon Jones, and Civil Twilight.