Com Truise


om Truise is the nom de guerre of producer and designer Seth Haley, born-and-raised in upstate New York and currently working out of Los Angeles. His synth- and sci-fi-obsessed records are as infectious as they are expansive. From 2011’s Galactic Melt LP to its long-awaited follow-up, Iteration, Com Truise has refined his singular style of melodic beat music. Each piece ties together his ideas of “synth-wave” and “slow-motion funk” amidst a glowing backdrop of rich, nostalgic pathos.

Haleys been making music for over 15 years, dabbling as a DJ and with a number of aliases before locking into Com Truise. Though undoubtedly influenced by his parents’ record collections and old, faded product design, the Com Truise project doesn’t only pull from the past. Hints of Joy Division, New Order, and Cocteau Twins bubble up in every prismatic piece, but it’s as if they’re processed through a waterlogged game consolewarped, cybernetic, and high-definition. Somehow, Com Truise sounds both familiar and uncanny, and always beautifully handmade.

The first Com Truise release was the Cyanide Sisters EP, where mellow zone-outs were juxtaposed

with IDM bangers and bumpy, trippy synth-funk. Once Haley joined the Ghostly roster, his tale of the character “Com Truise”, the first robot astronaut, took flight on his debut album, the critically acclaimed Galactic Melt. Multiple EPs and 2012’s In Decay, a collection of B-sides and rarities, expanded the backstory and narrative, taking the AI protagonist through unknown galaxies and war-torn planets. He even finds love and wrestles with heartbreakof course, only in the ways a sophisticated android can.

Six years after this saga began, Iteration finally wraps up Haley’s sprawling narrative, doing so with the most refined music of his career. The album illustrates the last moments Com Truise spends on the perilous planet Wave 1, before he and his love escape its clutches to live in peace. It’s also the most personal record Haley has written to date, as the story mirrors his personal struggles of moving across the country and overcoming creative burnout. But Iteration is ultimately a story of triumph and self-realization, told by the singular, emotionally resonant sound of a man and his machines.


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Live Dates

  • 05.01.2017
    Santa Ana,CA
    Constellation Room w/ Clark
  • 05.02.2017
    Santa Cruz,CA
    The Catalyst Atrium w/ Clark
  • 05.04.2017
    Holocene w/ Clark
  • 05.05.2017
    Imperial w/ Clark
  • 05.06.2017
    Neumos w/ Clark
  • 05.07.2017
    Wow Hall w/ Clark
  • 05.09.2017
    San Francisco,CA
    Mezzanine w/ Clark
  • 05.10.2017
    Santa Barbara,CA
    Soho w/ Clark
  • 05.11.2017
    Los Angeles,CA
    The Regent Theater w/ Clark
  • 05.12.2017
    Solana Beach,CA
    Belly Up w/ Clark
  • 05.13.2017
    Santa Fe,NM
    Meow Wolf w/ Clark
  • 05.14.2017
    Bluebird Theater w/ Clark
  • 05.16.2017
    St Louis,MO
    Firebird w/ Clark
  • 05.17.2017
    Exit In w/ Clark
  • 05.19.2017
    U Street Music Hall w/ Clark
  • 05.20.2017
    Middle East Downstairs w/ Clark
  • 05.21.2017
    The Outer Space w/ Clark
  • 05.23.2017
    Ottobar w/ Clark
  • 05.24.2017
    Coda w/ Clark
  • 05.25.2017
    Warsaw w/ Clark
  • 05.26.2017
    Theatre Fairmount w/ Clark
  • 05.27.2017
    Velvet Underground w/ Clark
  • 05.28.2017
    The Shelter w/ Clark
  • 05.30.2017
    Rex Theater w/ Clark
  • 06.01.2017
    The Hifi w/ Clark
  • 06.02.2017
    Grog Shop w/ Clark
  • 06.03.2017
    Concord Music Hall w/ Clark
  • 06.04.2017
    Fine Line Music Cafe w/ Clark
  • 06.05.2017
    Slowdown w/ Clark
  • 06.06.2017
    Kansas City,MO
    Record Bar w/ Clark
  • 06.07.2017
    Trees w/ Clark
  • 06.08.2017
    White Oak Music Hall w/ Clark
  • 06.09.2017
    Mohawk w/ Clark
  • 06.10.2017
    Mexico City,MX
    MX Sala Corona w/ Clark
  • 11.08.2017
    Oval Space
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  • Com Truise - "Fairlight"
  • Com Truise - "Fairlight"
  • Com Truise - "Polyhurt"
  • Com Truise - "Brokendate"
  • Com Truise - "Cathode Girls"
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  • Com Truise - Declination (feat. Joel Ford)
  • Com Truise - Subsonic