Mouseheart Factor
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Mouseheart Factor

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"CD Review"

"Mouseheart Factor’s first full-length CD, I Can Say It Is Even When It’s Not, delivers a dark, powerful, emotional, progressive sound softened by beautiful thick layers of piano and keyboard.

James Moffitt’s commanding tone and melodies take listeners down a painful, twisted path of love gone wrong. In track five, ’Blurter,’ Moffitt says ’Don’t speak so clearly, I don’t want to understand, what you’re trying to convey, when you say you’re leaving/ this place is all you’ve known, I don’t think you’ll make it on your own, my tongue between my teeth, as you make your exit/ please I won’t blurt it out, you must make your own mistakes.’

The simple synthesized tracks floating above bring a calm sense of hope, almost like a warm shot of whiskey, momentarily numbing the deep pains of heartache and depression. As the music builds up, inviting guitar and bass solos emerge showcasing the anger and despair in the lyrics.

The five-piece band from Anacortes also cleverly adds a pop element with a catchy driving rhythm making their CD perfect for people feeling broken and damaged as well as those full of butterflies and rainbows." -Marinda Peugh

- What's Up Magazine

"Mouseheart Factor live @ The Brown Lantern Tavern w/ Jon Auer"

…my first surprise of the evening was how good The Mouseheart Factor
was. These fellas obviously put a lot of time and care in to their music and
the presentation of said material. For lack of better descriptivism, they
sounded something like Radiohead if Peter Murphy was the singer. Damned if
they weren't moody and melodic and also more well-rehearsed and polished
than I would have thought an opening band from Anacortes would ever be.
Hell, strike that - they were just really, really great no matter where they
hailed from…
-jon auer
- Jon Auer of The Posies


Over the past seven years, Mouseheart Factor have released two self-titled ep's (2002-three songs, 2004-six songs), contributed to three What-the-heck-fest compilations on knw-yr-own records and as of February 2008, their first full length lp, I Can Say It Is Even When It's Not. They have received airplay on KUGS 89.3 Bellingham, 1340 KWLE Anacortes, and KEXP 90.3 Seattle.



Mouseheart Factor is a quintet hailing from the small town of Anacortes, Washington. Their enigmatic sound employs two keyboardists, two guitarists, a bassist, and a drummer as well as programmed drums. Using alternate guitar tunings, odd time signatures and seamless key changes, ethereal, layered melodies interplay with a tight, cohesive rhythm section. As a result of diverse influences, their sound is more difficult to pin down. The group has performed across much of Western Washington, from Olympia to Bellingham, including such Seattle venues as the Crocodile Cafe, Chop Suey, Highdive, Nectar and the Sunset Tavern. They have had the privilege of sharing the stage with Argo, H is for Hellgate, the Lonely Forest, Feral Children, Jon Auer, the Oregon Donor, the Capillaries, Summer at Shatter Creek and Joy Wants Eternity as well as performing in three What-The-Heck-Fests. With their first full length release, I Can Say It Is Even When It's Not, Mouseheart Factor have drawn comparisons to Sunny Day Real Estate, Hope Of The States, Muse, Lake Trout and Mew.