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

  • 02.12.2016
    San Diego,CA
    The Observatory North Park
  • 02.13.2016
    Ventura,CA
    Majesitc Ventura Theater
  • 02.15.2016
    Sacramento,CA
    Ace of Spades
  • 02.17.2016
    Eugene,OR
    WOW Hall
  • 02.18.2016
    Seattle,WA
    Neumos
  • 02.19.2016
    Spokane,WA
    Knitting Factory Concert House
  • 02.20.2016
    Missoula,MT
    Top Hat
  • 02.21.2016
    Boise,ID
    Knitting Factory Concert House
  • 02.23.2016
    Salt Lake City,UT
    The Depot
  • 02.24.2016
    Fort Collins,CO
    Aggie Theatre
  • 02.25.2016
    Boulder,CO
    Boulder Theater
  • 02.26.2016
    Colorado Springs,CO
    The Black Sheep
  • 02.27.2016
    Albuquerque,NM
    Historic El Rey Theatre
  • 04.09.2016
    Austin,TX
    Euphoria Festival
  • more

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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