San Francisco’s Maus Haus has just been signed to Lavish Habits and are slated to release their upcoming seven-track Light Noise EP on October 2 (for digital), followed by the physical release on October 23.
“You wouldn’t be off base to consider San Francisco’s Maus Haus one of the brightest hopes in the city’s avant/indie realm. Picture Brian Wilson meeting Marcel Duchamp and departing together, arm in arm, to plan pocket symphonies…I’m betting these fellows won’t remain a mousy secret for long.” — Bay Area Guardian
Maus Haus is a concoction of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth steeped in a solution of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers. Through this heady mix, the band is still eminently approachable, with catchy vocals, and moving rhythms. The resulting sound is patently unique, yet strangely familiar.
Since the release of 2009’s sprawling Lark Marvels, the band has progressed from a stage-filling 7-person ensemble to a powerful 4-piece with each member attending to multiple instruments, recalling the frenetic live performances of Battles. The upcoming seven-track Light Noise EP is slated for digital release October 2, and physical release October 23 by new imprint Lavish Habits.
Maus Haus has supported Crystal Castles, Dengue Fever, Autolux, Black Moth Super Rainbow, !!!, Javelin, School of Seven Bells, on both coasts and between. The band was awarded “Best New Synth Rockers” from SF Weekly, and “Band of the Year” from the Deli Magazine. In 2010, the band shared San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival main stage with artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Die Antwoord, and Holy Fuck.
Mysterious music-maker Edit Murphy is gearing up for a two-week tour coinciding with his upcoming “Brooklyn Nights” EP on Smoke N Mirrors.
Edit emerged almost a year ago, in October 2011, with his Motown Edits series. Edit reworked tracks from a handful of originators of Motor City soul, including Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Stevie Wonder. The release quickly gained attention all over the Internet, with support from equally mysterious edit-maestros, Tiger & Woods. His latest track “Need You” first appeared on OM Lounge Vol. 12 and was released as a single on Smoke N Mirrors earlier this summer.
East Coasters will be able to catch him prior to the release as he moves up from Miami toward New York. Following the release, he will hit the West Coast starting in San Diego and ending in San Francisco at Monarch for the Smoke N Mirrors monthly.
In anticipation of the tour, Edit made a podcast for Music is 4 Lovers, the San Diego-based blog dedicated to deep, cutting-edge dance music. Edit certainly takes it deep, while accentuating, his signature sound that pays respect to the classic sounds of house and disco. The tracklist includes artists such as Vicenzo, Urulu, Bicep & Omar Odyssey, along with a track of his own titled, “California Love.”
9.20.12 – Electric Pickle, Miami
9.21.12 – E-Villa, Baltimore
9.23.12 – Le Bain, New York City
9.27.12 –The Office, San Diego
9.29.12 – The Standard Downtown, LA
10.2.12 – The Room, Hollywood
10.5.12 – Monarch, San Francisco
Keeping the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency alive, Crazy P Soundsystem brings their live dance music show to Monarch on Friday September 14th along with PillowTalk, Navid Izadi, and Shiny Objects.
Crazy P have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for over 15 years. They’ve made their name with a unerring combination of lushly structured songs and live power, whilst never forgetting their roots on the dance floors of the late 90s’ house, disco, and soul clubs. Preceding the return to fashion of disco and boogie, Crazy P’s brand new album ‘When We On’ is already being hailed as one of their finest.
LISTEN to Crazy P’s Live PA set from this year’s Garden Festival
Crazy P Soundsystem || PillowTalk (DJ set) || Navid Izadi (Live) || Shiny Objects
Friday, September 14th || 10pm – 4am || Monarch at 101 6th Street || 21+
Lavish Habits is happy to announce the signing of artist Blackbird Blackbird and will be soon releasing his next EP, titled “Boracay Planet”. Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco based wünderkind Mikey Maramag. His unique style of dreamy folktronica recalls inﬂuences from all ends of the musical spectrum; deeply textured, hypnotic songs pay homage to psychedelic pop the likes of Caribou and Washed Out, while the warmth of analogue instrumentation spliced with digital artifacts hints at contemporaries James Blake, Four Tet and Mount Kimbie. Featuring remixes from bass music virtuoso Grenier (aka DJ G) and Atlanta’s foremost proprietor of rave music, Distal, Blackbird Blackbird’s EP, Boracay Planet, is sure to sate his dedicated followers while garnering new fans from all walks of life. The Distal remix of Keep It Up combines Blackbird Blackbird’s easy going indie sound with hard basslines allowing the track to take on a sound almost everyone can enjoy.
The remix is available for free download courtesy of XLR8R HERE
OM Records is teaming up with Flavorpill and Naked Juice to present The Art of Yoga at the gorgeous San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, September 8th, and we’d love for you to join us for this very special event!
RSVP for your spot at the event, which features instructor Elise Lorimer, music by Omie J Boogie, free museum entry after the event and Naked® Pure Coconut Water. The first 100 people at the event score a free yoga mat, and a copy of the “Om Yoga” compilation CD. We promise that everyone will leave reinvigorated, replenished, and refreshed. Doors open at 8am, class starts at 8:30am.