Maus Haus

Duck Club Presents a night of synth-heavy dance magic courtesy of MAUS HAUS with THE DIRTY MOOGS at The Neurolux in downtown Boise, Idaho.

Doors @ 7 pm, Show @8pm | 21+
Tickets are $5 online or at The Record Exchange
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Maus Haus

San Francisco’s Maus Haus sounds like a confection of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth, ground up and re-formed into a filet of raw cool. Amid bursts of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers, the band keeps the whole thing fun–with catchy vocals and hypnotic rhythms. The resulting sound is startlingly unique yetstrangely familiar.

Since the release of 2009’s sprawlingly strange Lark Marvels, the live band has refocused from a 7-person stage-filling ensemble, to a powerful 4-piece stripped down to the essentials. The upcoming seven-song Light Noise, slated for fall 2012 release by Om Records’ new imprint Lavish Habits, (whose roster includes Body Language and Blackbird Blackbird) features an instrument previously rejected by the band—the guitar.
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.

Described as “irrepressibly synthetic” and “the band with one tall guy and two shorter dudes”, The Dirty Moogs channel a simpler time; a time when robots were still cool, Pink Floyd was still good, and nobody except nerds cared about synthesizers. Members Brenton Viertel (keyboards), Will Gillett (keyboards), and Peter Thomas (keyboards) make up this trio from Boise, ID whose primary mission is to set a metrically calculated table upon which a feast of dancing takes place. While growth and stability are the operational paradigm for most bands, the Dirty Moogs focus on short-term vintage synthesizer purchasing and usage. Shows are often a battle between the operations specialists and their equipment until one of the parties emerges victorious into the glory of a minimoog fueled bass line seductively slipped onto a passing TR-808 drum beat. They invite you to dream the dream that was electronic music in 1977. New single “Julie’s an Android” available now, 4 song “Maxi Cassette” (and pre-release download) available soon on Sunless Sea Records.

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