by Pierce Adler in New Music on Tuesday 30 April 2013

‘It’s like if four 19-year-old Japanese kids who really like 1980s/1990s American rock n’ roll formed a band.’ This is how a friend of mine described the band Hausu to me. Despite hailing from Portland, Oregon, there is a definite Eastern presence in the quartet’s music.

Combine that with sad tales about missing home and ex-girlfriends, and you get the ethereal tones of Hausu. After two years of EPs and 7”, their first full length Total will be released by Seattle label Hardly Art on June 25. Here’s the promising first single, Leaning Mess.