Tag Archives: Mas Ysa

Song of the Day: Mas Ysa - Why

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Why” by Mas YsaRead more...

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Live Video: Mas Ysa

From the dance clubs of São Paulo to the Kent Avenue scene in Brooklyn, Montreal-native Thomas Arsenault, a.k.a. Mas Ysa, has found inspiration across the globe to create his rich, beat-driven songs. After discovering techno while in high school in Brazil, Arsenault went on to study Modern Composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. YouRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Mas Ysa

KEXP asks musicians, “What is your favorite song, not necessarily of all time, but right at this freakin’ moment?” Mas Ysa: “It’s been this for about a year, and it’s “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” the Sinead O’Connor version. The live version is unbelievable. The lyrical content is really beautiful, y’know? It’s a nice apologyRead more...

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Live Review: Mas Ysa w/ Lawrence Rothman & Zoolab at Barboza 2/19/14

For the small Barboza crowd that showed up to the Seattle debut of Mas Ysa, along with Lawrence Rothman, Wednesday night was a splendid display of left field musical prodigy. For those that didn’t, the joke’s on you – you most certainly won’t get a chance to see either of these two at such aRead more...

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Album Review: Mas Ysa - Worth

There’s an art to first impressions. As an artist, you really only get to make one first step onto the scene, and whether everyone cares or no one cares, that’s the point from which you take every single step after. For Thomas Arsenault, that first step has been a long time in the making. He’sRead more...

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Friday Music News

KEXP is celebrating Blue Friday as the Seattle Seahawks head to Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2nd, and in the spirit of the Seattle sound, the Seahawks have shared interviews with local musicians Macklemore, Chris Cornell, Ann Wilson, Duff McKagan, and Jerry Cantrell, along with additional celebrity supporters, actors Rainn Wilson and Joel McHale,Read more...

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