Com Truise

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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

  • 08.25.2017
    Cincinnati,OH
    Summer Music Series On Fountain Square
  • 08.30.2017
    Fresno,CA
    Strummers Fresno w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 08.31.2017
    San Jose,CA
    The Ritz w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.01.2017
    Sacramento,CA
    Harlows w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.02.2017
    Reno,NV
    Cargo w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.05.2017
    Bellingham,WA
    The Wild Buffalo w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.06.2017
    Victoria,BC
    Sugar w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.07.2017
    Spokane,WA
    Knitting Factory Spokane w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.08.2017
    Boise,ID
    Knitting Factory Boise w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.09.2017
    Missoula,MT
    Top Hat w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.11.2017
    Calgary,BC
    Commonwealth w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.13.2017
    Saskatoon,SK
    Amigos Cantina w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.14.2017
    Winnipeg,MN
    West End Cultural Centre w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.16.2017
    Morrison,CO
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • 09.18.2017
    Madison,WI
    Majestic Theatre w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.19.2017
    Grand Rapids,MI
    The Pyramid Scheme w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.20.2017
    Ann Arbor,MI
    The Blind Pig w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.21.2017
    Columbus,OH
    A&R Music Bar w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.22.2017
    Buffalo,NY
    The Waiting Room w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.23.2017
    Syracuse,NY
    The Lost Horizon w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 09.30.2017
    Darlington,MA
    Luna Light Festival
  • 10.02.2017
    Richmond,VA
    The Broadberry w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.03.2017
    Durham,NC
    Motor Co Music Hall w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.04.2017
    Asheville,NC
    New Mountain Theatre w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.05.2017
    Athens,GA
    Georgia Theatre w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.06.2017
    Atlanta,GA
    Terminal West w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.07.2017
    Orlando,FL
    The Social w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.08.2017
    Tampa,FL
    Crowbar w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.10.2017
    Miami,FL
    Bardot w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.11.2017
    Tallahassee,FL
    Club Downunder w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.12.2017
    New Orleans,LA
    Hi-Ho Lounge w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.13.2017
    Memphis,TN
    1884 Lounge w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.14.2017
    Oklahoma City,OK
    ACM w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.17.2017
    Colorado Springs,CO
    The Black Sheep w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.18.2017
    Aspen,CO
    Belly Up Aspen w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.19.2017
    Salt Lake City,UT
    Metro Music Hall w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.20.2017
    Las Vegas,NV
    Beauty Bar w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.21.2017
    Phoenix,AZ
    Crescent Ballroom w/ Nosaj Thing
  • 10.24.2017
    Paris,FR
    Le Batofar
  • 10.25.2017
    Bucharest,RO
    Control Club
  • 10.30.2017
    Oslo,NO
    Parkteatret Scene
  • 10.31.2017
    Bergen,NO
    Landmark
  • 11.02.2017
    Glasgow,UK
    Stereo
  • 11.04.2017
    Dublin,IE
    Button Factory
  • 11.07.2017
    Bristol,UK
    The Fleece
  • 11.08.2017
    London,UK
    Oval Space
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  • 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