This is the part where we say, "You haven't heard Maus Haus yet?"
We'd point out that this S.F. outfit is at the forefront of the local weirdo synth-dance-pysch-pop scene, but there really aren't enough groups that sound like Maus Haus to constitute a scene. These guys are pretty much on their own -- and that's a good thing. Heard through headphones, their music sounds like a Kraftwerk/Pink Floyd mashup crackling through an absinthe hallucination. (A note on their Facebook page includes the fitting tag "think/dance.") But get them on stage -- like, say, at last year's Treasure Island Music Festival -- and even their stranger sonic detours will get a crowd swaying heartily.
And now, enjoy some Maus Haus:
For more on the band, check out a Q&A we did with Maus Haus last year.