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

  • 05.01.2017
    Santa Ana,CA
    Constellation Room w/ Clark
  • 05.02.2017
    Santa Cruz,CA
    The Catalyst Atrium w/ Clark
  • 05.04.2017
    Portland,OR
    Holocene w/ Clark
  • 05.05.2017
    Vancouver,BC
    Imperial w/ Clark
  • 05.06.2017
    Seattle,WA
    Neumos w/ Clark
  • 05.06.2017
    Seattle,WA
    Neumos 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
    Denver,CO
    Bluebird Theater w/ Clark
  • 05.16.2017
    St Louis,MO
    Firebird w/ Clark
  • 05.17.2017
    Nashville,TN
    Exit In w/ Clark
  • 05.19.2017
    Washington,DC
    U Street Music Hall w/ Clark
  • 05.20.2017
    Cambridge,MA
    Middle East Downstairs w/ Clark
  • 05.21.2017
    Hamden,CT
    The Outer Space w/ Clark
  • 05.23.2017
    Baltimore,MD
    Ottobar w/ Clark
  • 05.24.2017
    Philadelphia,PA
    Coda w/ Clark
  • 05.25.2017
    Brooklyn,NY
    Warsaw w/ Clark
  • 05.26.2017
    Montreal,QC
    Theatre Fairmount w/ Clark
  • 05.27.2017
    Toronto,ON
    Velvet Underground w/ Clark
  • 05.28.2017
    Detroit,MI
    The Shelter w/ Clark
  • 05.30.2017
    Pittsburgh,PA
    Rex Theater w/ Clark
  • 06.01.2017
    Indianapolis,IN
    The Hifi w/ Clark
  • 06.02.2017
    Cleveland,OH
    Grog Shop w/ Clark
  • 06.03.2017
    Chicago,IL
    Concord Music Hall w/ Clark
  • 06.04.2017
    Minneapolis,MN
    Fine Line Music Cafe w/ Clark
  • 06.05.2017
    Omaha,NE
    Slowdown w/ Clark
  • 06.06.2017
    Kansas City,MO
    Record Bar w/ Clark
  • 06.07.2017
    Dallas,TX
    Trees w/ Clark
  • 06.08.2017
    Houston,TX
    White Oak Music Hall w/ Clark
  • 06.09.2017
    Austin,TX
    Mohawk w/ Clark
  • 06.10.2017
    Mexico City,MX
    MX Sala Corona w/ Clark
  • 04.07.2018
    Eugene,OR
    Wow Hall w/ Clark
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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