San Francisco's 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 summer 2012 release by new imprint Lavish Habits.