Friday, January 21, 2011

A Friendly Last-Minute Reminder

Tonight, Craft Spells perform at Cairo along with buzzed-about local trio Seapony, Secret Colors (who will be debuting excellent new visual accompaniment), and Hausu. It will be wall-to-wall good times and we hope to see you there. 8 PM, All-ages--you know the drill.

If you're unfamiliar with Hausu (they're practically newborn, as far as bands go), have a listen to "The Haze" on Bandcamp, and peep the description below.

Hausu is the project of Reed College undergrads in Portland, Oregon. They take their name from the surreal and exceptionally bizarre 1977 Japanese horror film by Nabuhiko Ôbayashi, though there’s nothing fearsome or shocking about their reverb-soaked sound (one is reminded more of Hausu’s lush “magic hour” backdrops and pervasive dreamlike haziness). Frontman Ben Funkhouser first rose to prominence with his basement-jammer/afro-punk band Herr Jazz, and other members hail from indie act Young Friends. Ben describes Hausu as a combination of Bruce Springsteen and Kate Bush, as performed by Orange Juice or Pavement. The youthful band was recently featured on KEXP’s “Music That Matters” podcast.

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