Mas Ysa With Julianna Barwick At Museum Of Contemporary Art

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Mas Ysa takes a break from working on new music and returns to the road supporting Julianna Barwick on a string of dates through North America this Spring. Barwick invited Mas Ysa to sing on her forthcoming album Will, out May 6th on Dead Oceans.

In 2015 Mas Ysa released the debut full length Seraph and toured North America on his own and with Tanlines & Young Fathers with both the album and singles Look Up, Margarita, Arrows and Gun receiving praise from fans and press alike.

While Seraph is Mas Ysa’s first full-length record, Arsenault is no newcomer. In 2013, after playing shows supporting Purity Ring and Deerhunter, the first Mas Ysa track, “Why,” was released and named a “Best New Track” by Pitchfork. The following year the Worth EP came out, nabbing another “Best New Track” nod for the song “Shame” and propelling Arsenault into the international spotlight with subsequent gigs around the world and across the United States. The The FADER called him, “an artist whose sound has arrived fully minted,” while Noisey noted, “in Mas Ysa’s hands, every emotion feels titanic.”

“Mas Ysa’s Seraph is a titanic album. It hits like a ton of bricks. It’s as real and emotionally honest as music gets—a rare feat for such an electronically driven project. It accomplishes what great music should accomplish, which is that it offers catharsis, escape, and relief all at once. - Noisey

"His sturdy stature conveyed coiled power, anchoring the nervous urgency of his music, which moved seamlessly between 80s synth-pop and contemporary techno or indie electronic styles…but mostly, it introduced a new artist of uncommon definition and focus” – Pitchfork

“Even when he's singing about heartbreak, it sounds like joy.” - The Fader

“Absolutely stuffed with Emotion” – Consequence Of Sound

“On Seraph, we get to dissect them together to a soundtrack that alternates evenly between whispering dream pop and pounding techno. It’s a magical mixture that fits its master wonderfully.” – Stereogum
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