Tag Archives: Mas Ysa

Album Review: Mas Ysa – Seraph

Thomas Arsenault is not afraid of feeling. He did it in droves on his debut EP Worth, and he does it again on this week’s full length effort Seraph. On song after song, Mas Ysa brings joy, pain, abandon, doubt, and suffering in quantities that most bands hope to capture once in their career. Meanwhile,Read more…

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Out This Week 7/27

It’s been a long wait, but last week Montreal-born, Woodstock, NY-based artist Thomas Arsenault (aka Mas Ysa) released his debut full-length. (Watch his 2014 KEXP session here.) KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the album, “a potent set of moody electro-pop with bright synths, propulsive rhythms, dramatic, tremulous vocals, emotive lyrics and epic sing-along choruses.”Read more…

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Live Review: Tanlines with Mas Ysa at Neumos 7/8/15

After showing off one of the most refreshing album rollouts in recent history (see: fake websites, conference calls, and blockbuster billboards), synth pop duo Tanlines don’t seem to be running out of ways to up the ante on tour. Eric Emm and Jesse Cohen brought a rock-heavy four piece setup to Neumos on Tuesday night,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 6th: • Shellac, Shannon Wright at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Versing, The Beach Boy, Ice Hockey at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, July 7th: • Porcelain Raft, Katie Kate (solo) at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • Trans Am, Midday Veil, VHS at The Crocodile // All AgesRead more…

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The siblings behind JEFF The Brotherhood are certainly characters, and in the video for the track “In My Mouth” the boys are at the end of their strings. Created, filmed, and edited by Halle Ballard, the clip transforms them into puppets for the track off their latest full-length Wasted On The Dream, out now onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Frontman Britt Daniel lurks inside and out in this video for the Spoon track “Inside Out,” off their latest They Want My Soul. The clip, directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore, shows a slow span over surreal scenarios like a robbery, a birthday party, a dancehall brawl, all while Daniel emotes from the background. Watch: [UnderRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Simple & Sure

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 415 – Simple & Sure There is a simple &Read more…

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

As anyone who’s ever listened to The Midday Show on KEXP knows, DJ Cheryl Waters loves her Canadian music. And, in what’s become an annual Canada Day tradition, Cheryl will play only music from our neighbors to the north today from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PT. Not only is Cheryl our Midday Show host,Read more…

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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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