2013 has been a fruitful year for Oakland’s Mwahaha. The electro-psych quartet caught the attention of LA-based Plug Research last month, and recently announced a re-release of their self-titled debut complete with bonus tracks. Mwahaha vocalist Ross Peacock tells The Bay Bridged the updated debut will be released on both double vinyl and CD, with the 6-minute bonus track “Amba” on the vinyl version and a 10-minute, unreleased techno song on CD. The self-titled re-release will be out March 26th, 2013 on Plug Research.
On the recent partnership with Plug Research: so far, so good, Peacock says. “They have a cool history (Flying Lotus, DNTEL, Mai Doi Todd, etc.) and are willing to help support bands that work hard. They also have some other cool Oakland acts… Naytronix, Elephant and Castle, and Short Circles, who we will be playing Boiler Room with us down in LA on April 6th.” The band is currently organizing a European tour to accompany the album’s release across the pond, and they’re hoping for a jaunt to Japan in the near future.
I also asked Peacock what he and the crew have been listening to lately in light of their new digs:
Looking forward to hearing the new My Bloody V. album, The Stooges, I Come to Shanghai, Chromatics, Ghost, Fleetwood Mac [sic] (early and later stuff), Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra. Listened to Ricardo Villalobos on mushrooms the other night, that was nice.
If you need a refresher, download “Sleep Deep,” a track from their debut. Mwahaha will play Noise Pop Festival 2013, opening for Rogue Wave at SF’s Bottom of the Hill on March 1st.
Rogue Wave, Wymond Miles, Mwahaha, BrainStorm
Bottom of the Hill
March 1, 2013
9pm, $12, 21+