If “Shame” is any indication, Brooklyn-based Mas Ysa (the musical alias of Thomas Arsenault) is coming out of the gates with a fully formed sound, and one that is very much his own. With his debut EP Worth just released, and a Brooklyn launch party next week, now is the time to get familiar with is heartfelt music. “Shame” has the same sort of heart-rending, emotionally raw vocal performance as some of Autre Ne Veut’s best songs, but the production here is much weirder, starting in gentle, glitchy electronic territory and eventually exploding into a pounding cacophony of drums, synths, and vocals. Check the song out below.
Buy the Worth EP here and check out Mas Ysa’a February tour dates below.
02/10/14 – Glasslands (EP record release show) – Brooklyn, NY
02/18/14 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR #
02/19/14 – Barboza – Seattle, WA #
02/21/14 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA #
02/22/14 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA #
02/23/14 – Casbah – San Diego, CA #