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"Concert Review"

Habit evoked a comfort level few touring bands can challenge. The five-piece act knew the turf because they live in Las Vegas, resulting in an intimate performance on an inviting summer night.

Habit emerged from small venues such as Yayo Taco in 2011. And now with the summer release of their first full-length album, Long Run, these regular-dude rockers have cemented their following. Habit accomplished a balance of sound, harmonizing delicate melancholy and layered, alt-aggression. Frontman Chasen Mobley’s deep, heavy croon led the audience down a road of sweet sorrow, most notably on “She Must Be in the Water Now.” The band wrapped up with their most earworm worthy tune, “Dead Guy Jive.” Although they still have a long way to go, we’d already like to make Habit a habit. - Seven Magazine


"Concert Review"

Habit evoked a comfort level few touring bands can challenge. The five-piece act knew the turf because they live in Las Vegas, resulting in an intimate performance on an inviting summer night.

Habit emerged from small venues such as Yayo Taco in 2011. And now with the summer release of their first full-length album, Long Run, these regular-dude rockers have cemented their following. Habit accomplished a balance of sound, harmonizing delicate melancholy and layered, alt-aggression. Frontman Chasen Mobley’s deep, heavy croon led the audience down a road of sweet sorrow, most notably on “She Must Be in the Water Now.” The band wrapped up with their most earworm worthy tune, “Dead Guy Jive.” Although they still have a long way to go, we’d already like to make Habit a habit. - Seven Magazine


"Local Band EXPLODES Minds"

…After witnessing an impromptu set by the upstart Las Vegas band Habit, I have completely reassessed my dire judgment of the Las Vegas music scene. Once upon a time, I saw Las Vegas as how a large majority of the American public saw it: a culturally barren desert fit only as a playground of vice and decadence. Forgive my purple prose, but the short, intimate set by Habit on Friday night was like seeing a desert rose bloom amongst the desolation and I can say with confidence that they are a band to watch out for. … As I listened, I found myself instinctually trying to pigeonhole them into a genre: Do they sound like Radiohead? Sonic Youth? Then it hit me: Habit transcends the commercialized bullshit that has been rammed down our throats for years and delivers nothing short of a sublimely visceral experience that will strike a chord in the very essence of your being. - Examiner


"Local Band EXPLODES Minds"

…After witnessing an impromptu set by the upstart Las Vegas band Habit, I have completely reassessed my dire judgment of the Las Vegas music scene. Once upon a time, I saw Las Vegas as how a large majority of the American public saw it: a culturally barren desert fit only as a playground of vice and decadence. Forgive my purple prose, but the short, intimate set by Habit on Friday night was like seeing a desert rose bloom amongst the desolation and I can say with confidence that they are a band to watch out for. … As I listened, I found myself instinctually trying to pigeonhole them into a genre: Do they sound like Radiohead? Sonic Youth? Then it hit me: Habit transcends the commercialized bullshit that has been rammed down our throats for years and delivers nothing short of a sublimely visceral experience that will strike a chord in the very essence of your being. - Examiner


"Newish Band Habit is Crafting its Songs to Stand Out"

It’s often said repetition is the key to learning, but year-old Vegas band Habit has the opposite musical attitude. “We don’t like reoccurring themes,” guitarist Bobby Lyons explains. “Every time we do a song, we want to do something completely different.”
That much is clear listening to Habit’s two EPs, Saddlebag and Societal Circus (both available at habitismusic.bandcamp.com), which bridge elements of progressive and experimental rock with unique time signatures and breakdowns. …
The young, lanky Habit crew already has some good live experience, particularly guitarist Jake Massanari, who toured with…Asking Alexandria in 2010 as a member of now-defunct Vegas outfit And She Whispered. The Habit guys—Lyons, Massanari, vocalist Chasen Mobley, bassist Blake Riley and drummer Dylan Self—have earned a quick following, amassing more than 2,000 “likes” on Facebook since forming in June 2011… - Las Vegas Weekly


"Newish Band Habit is Crafting its Songs to Stand Out"

It’s often said repetition is the key to learning, but year-old Vegas band Habit has the opposite musical attitude. “We don’t like reoccurring themes,” guitarist Bobby Lyons explains. “Every time we do a song, we want to do something completely different.”
That much is clear listening to Habit’s two EPs, Saddlebag and Societal Circus (both available at habitismusic.bandcamp.com), which bridge elements of progressive and experimental rock with unique time signatures and breakdowns. …
The young, lanky Habit crew already has some good live experience, particularly guitarist Jake Massanari, who toured with…Asking Alexandria in 2010 as a member of now-defunct Vegas outfit And She Whispered. The Habit guys—Lyons, Massanari, vocalist Chasen Mobley, bassist Blake Riley and drummer Dylan Self—have earned a quick following, amassing more than 2,000 “likes” on Facebook since forming in June 2011… - Las Vegas Weekly


"Habit"

Habit was formed in 2011 but the roots of the band go back years further. Blake, Dylan and Bobby were previously in an instrumental band called We Build Ruins but disbanded in 2009 after a couple years together. They recruited Chasen on vocals and were quick to snatch up Jake who had just come from And She Whispered. By summer of 2011, what we all currently know as Habit, was born.
The band’s music is just as diverse as their influences. They love everything from Beethoven and Sinatra to RX Bandits and The Mars Volta. Habit doesn’t try to adhere to any single genre. They write songs as an entire band and let the creative process dictate what genre the song is. The approach has worked very well for them and they see no need to change it.
You can get yourself a copy of Habit’s new album Societal Circus, which is out now by going to a show or hitting up the band. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows and see for yourself why Habit is XPOZ’s Featured Band... - XPOZ


"Habit"

Habit was formed in 2011 but the roots of the band go back years further. Blake, Dylan and Bobby were previously in an instrumental band called We Build Ruins but disbanded in 2009 after a couple years together. They recruited Chasen on vocals and were quick to snatch up Jake who had just come from And She Whispered. By summer of 2011, what we all currently know as Habit, was born.
The band’s music is just as diverse as their influences. They love everything from Beethoven and Sinatra to RX Bandits and The Mars Volta. Habit doesn’t try to adhere to any single genre. They write songs as an entire band and let the creative process dictate what genre the song is. The approach has worked very well for them and they see no need to change it.
You can get yourself a copy of Habit’s new album Societal Circus, which is out now by going to a show or hitting up the band. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows and see for yourself why Habit is XPOZ’s Featured Band... - XPOZ


Discography

Saddlebag EP (2011)

Societal Circus EP (2012)

Long Run (2013)

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Bio

"You have that rare moment when you ask yourself how you're actually going to do yourself justice in this life," ponders Habit drummer, Dylan. "Not how your going to keep yourself living, but how you're going to consistently feel truly alive."

The past couple years spent writing, recording, touring, and performing have given the Vegas-residing boys in Habit an answer that might as well have been spelled out in the stars: Leaving the stage and the studio dripping in their guts every chance they get.

With musical influences of all stripes, such as the airy melodies and guitar play of Circa Survive, the groove of the Sargeant House catalog, and the solid rhythmical foundation of modern Gospel music, Habit grabs the torch of their predecessors and takes it with them to new territory.

Habit is comprised of friendships dating back to elementary school. Bassist, Blake Riley, drummer, Dylan Self, and guitarist Bobby Lyons were all monkey bar-swinging, dodgeball-throwing little hooligans long before they realized what it meant to pick up an instrument and use it as their own voice.

After a high school career's worth of jamming, house shows, battle of the bands, and the discovering of Experimental Rock, Habit found themselves with a band name, a handful of song structures, and an academy-trained singer named Chasen Mobley in early 2011. The search to fill the band's sound with a second guitar player was draining. Having worked with a few classically trained guitarists and The Wild Folks' own Jake Massanari, it wasn't until Blake Sailer voiced his confidence for the spot at a show in 2013 that landed Habit with a complimentary voice to Bobby and Chasen's lead section.

The weekends and days off in the life of Habit have been spent ferociously writing, playing, and learning how to innovate in the context of what the layman might call a rock band.

With this year's release of their latest recording, Long Run, as the backdrop, Habit sees a formidable future in their cross hairs. They are ready to bring a fun, visceral, mind-bending force to the stage.