This Friday, for one night only, 350 Broadway is getting an overhaul. Bigger. Better. Synth-ier. Burgeoning Chillwave, retro electronic legend Com Truise will be leading his icy assault right into Brooklyn with an In-Store performance that promises to be the best yet. Seth Haley, better known by the superlative pseudonym Com Truise, is a one-man nostalgia factory who has been at the top of his game (and his scene) since its inception.
The great chillwave explosion of 2010 claimed its fair share of artists, hordes of laptop bearing bedroom poppers lost in a (sun bleached) sea of similarity. The ensuing backlash separated the wheat from the chaff. The innovators from the imitators. Com Truise worked his way to the front of the pack with ease. With an accomplished and unique sound, Truise first made waves with his brawny remixes, which he continues to put out with impressive regularity.
It quickly became overwhelmingly evident that Com Truise was not a one-blog wonder. His debut EP Cyanide Sister originally release via AMDISCS has since been reissued to wider release by the venerable Ghostly International earlier this year. The EP was fantastic and made it to our best of 2010 list with ease, simultaneously reaffirming his place in the upper echelons of Chillwave, while also further exploring his work beyond that genre. More than anything, it was a big fun record, one that we’re very excited to hear performed live.
The store isn’t exactly giant, so I suggest you arrive early. But the more people we get in there, the more massive this should be. And lemme tell you, the store could be dead empty and I’m sure Com Truise could still find a way to set it off. If you haven’t been to an In-Store before, this is a great place to start. So come ring in April by getting your face rocked, fools. ‘Cause this ain’t no joke.
Friday April 1st, 7pm-8pm
J/M/Z to Marcy Ave
G to Broadway
L to Lorimer