Jason from local band Maus Haus wrote in to tell us about a new solo project:
i just finished a “solo” album of sorts, called Rent Control, essentially documenting my life in the mission district circa 2013 (when i wrote all the songs), shortly before relocating to west oakland.
i lived on harrison and 24th from 2003 to 2013, from age 21 to 31, and saw the neighborhood change drastically.
the record goes on personal tangents, but there are definitely some subjects of interest that your readers can relate to:
track 2 “retro city” kind of takes a look at the reinvented garage rock bandwagoneer
track 5 “life on the other side” daydreams about moving to oakland, albeit with fear
track 6 “ice cream” is about how resentful my friends and i were that humphrey slocombe moved in, bringing all these lame-os, but then we ourselves can’t resist the treats either
track 7 “in jets” quite literally tells the story of the neighborhood changing overnight, millionaires moving in, without you even realizing it, and then it’s too late.
track 8 “reasons” is an ironic spoken word meets guitar noise tirade against the new neighbors
UPDATE: They’re playing a show this weekend in the Mission! Here’s the deal…
This Sunday November 23:
J. Kick & Rent Control
(plus 3 secret bands)
AMNESIA (Valencia @ 20th)