Com Truise

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om 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.

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Live Dates

  • 09.21.2014
    Minneapolis,MN
    Triple Rock Social Club
  • 09.22.2014
    Winnipeg,MB
    Union Sound Hall
  • 09.24.2014
    Calgary,AB
    HiFi Club
  • 09.26.2014
    Missoula,MT
    Palace Lounge
  • 09.27.2014
    Seattle,WA
    Decibel Festival
  • 09.29.2014
    Vancouver,BC
    Fortune Sound Club
  • 09.30.2014
    Portland,OR
    Branx
  • 10.01.2014
    Boise,ID
    Neurolux
  • 10.02.2014
    Las Vegas,NV
    Beauty Bar
  • 10.03.2014
    Sacremento,CA
    TBD Festival
  • 10.03.2014
    Sacramento,CA
    TBD Festival
  • 10.04.2014
    Los Angeles,CA
    El Rey Theatre
  • 10.05.2014
    Tucson,AZ
    Club Congress
  • 10.06.2014
    El Paso,TX
    Lowbrow Palace
  • 10.08.2014
    Houston,TX
    Fitzgerald's
  • 10.09.2014
    Austin,TX
    Red 7
  • 10.10.2014
    Baton Rouge,LA
    Spanish Moon
  • 10.11.2014
    Tallahassee,FL
    Club Downunder
  • 10.12.2014
    Miami,FL
    III Points Festival
  • 10.14.2014
    Charlottesville,VA
    The Southern
  • 10.15.2014
    Philadelphia,PA
    First Unitarian Church
  • 10.16.2014
    Boston,MA
    Brighton Music Hall
  • 10.17.2014
    Brooklyn,NY
    Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 10.26.2014
    Pioneer Town,CA
    Pappy and Harriets w/ Tycho
  • 10.27.2014
    Pomona,CA
    The Glass House w/ Tycho
  • 10.28.2014
    San Diego,CA
    North Park Theatre w/ Tycho
  • 10.29.2014
    Ventura,CA
    Majestic Ventura Theatre w/ Tycho
  • 10.30.2014
    Oakland,CA
    Fox Theater w/ Tycho
  • more

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Video

  • Com Truise - "Fairlight"
  • Com Truise - "Fairlight"
  • Com Truise - "Polyhurt"
  • Com Truise - "Brokendate"
  • Com Truise - "Cathode Girls"
  • Popgun TV: Com Truise
  • Com Truise - Declination (feat. Joel Ford)
  • Com Truise - Subsonic