San Francisco's Maus Haus sounds like a confection of Kraftwerk, theBeach Boys, and Sonic Youth, ground up and re- formed into a filet ofraw cool. Amid bursts of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzysynthesizers, the band keeps the whole thing fun--with catchy vocalsand hypnotic rhythms. The resulting sound is startlingly unique yetstrangely familiar.Since the release of 2009’s sprawlingly strange Lark Marvels, the liveband has refocused from a 7-person stage-filling ensemble, to apowerful 4-piece stripped down to the essentials. The seven-song Light Noise, slated for fall 2012 release by Om Records’new imprint Lavish Habits, (whose roster includes Body Language andBlackbird Blackbird) features an instrument previously rejectedby the band—the guitar.Maus Haus has supported Crystal Castles, Dengue Fever, Autolux, BlackMoth Super Rainbow, !!!, Javelin, School of Seven Bells, on bothcoasts and between. The band was awarded "Best New Synth Rockers" fromSF Weekly, and "Band of the Year" from the Deli Magazine.