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Spoonerisms and ’80s Vibes

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Within the last decade, a trend has developed in the music world: Bands are naming themselves after celebrities and tweaking the spelling slightly. Who knows if they’re doing it for humor or SEO purposes, but Com Truise — along with Midwest rapper Tennis Rodman, lo-fi indie band Elvis Depressedly, Detroit musician Flint Eastwood, and Los Angeles garage-rock trio Cherry Glazerr — is one of them.

The stage name of New York’s Seth Haley, Truise makes lyric-less, washed-out futuresynth that could work as the soundtrack to a John Hughes film. His three albums consist of the same chill, blissful tunes, but you’ll find different stuff on his Soundcloud page.

There, Truise applies his heavy-handed synth treatment to popular songs by well-known artists, like Maroon 5, Sky Ferreira, and Neon Indian. His changes to the originals aren’t drastic, but they definitely give the tracks a retro vibe.

Com Truise
At 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at Mezzanine. $20; mezzaninesf.com

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Jessie Schiewe @j_schiewe

Jessie Schiewe was the Music Editor for SF Weekly from Fall 2015 to Summer 2017. She is now the editor and publisher of OK Whatever (www.okwhatever.org), an online publication dedicated to all things weird and strange. You can send her mail at jessie@okwhatever.org.

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