DRIFTS: Com Truise residency, with Frances Rose, Teeel

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.

Frances Rose

Sarah Frances and Michelle Rose are the haunting downtown duo Frances Rose.

The classically trained sisters have played music together their entire lives since their childhood in the Hudson Valley. Their sound mixes dirty grunge guitars with 80's new wave and 90's techno beats with soaring pop vocals. Accomplished songwriters, Frances Rose signed with Warner/Chappell through Neon Gold Records and have since worked with Xaphoon Jones (Ellie Goulding, Chiddy Bang), 2am Club (RCA), J Dens (Kat Dahlia) and Kinetics & One Love (Paramore, B.o.B.).

"Haunting pop" -Paper Magazine

"Romantic-grunge-tinged electro-pop" -Nylon Magazine

"A-list pop" -MTV Iggy

Inspired by italo, electro and the 80s new wave movement, Teeel aka Jim Smith credits his sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear head. Crammed in a 10x10 teal painted room, stacked with synthesizers and walls covered with vintage Moog ads, Jim creates music that is perhaps best described as hypnotic soft-vocal, synthpop.



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