USF

USF

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandEDMNew Age

USF is a two-man neo-tribalist electronic skronk project from the Pacific Northwest. We were heralded as one of the first chillwave bands but we prefer to think of ourselves as instrumental electronic artists with a sonic range that incorporates everything from techno/IDM to dub and UK bass music.

Biography

USF (formerly Universal Studios Florida) is an electronic duo that began in the fall of 2008. Band members Kyle Hargus and Jason Baxter released their eponymous debut EP in January 2009, and followed it with the critically-acclaimed full-length Ocean Sunbirds in June 2010, both on Brooklyn’s Little Fury Things Records. Described as “primitive in its joy, and cosmic in its intention” (Chocolate Bobka) and “[a merging of] psychotropic house music with sonic textures long foreign to dance music” (Impose Magazine), Ocean Sunbirds was an attempt at maintaining a uniform feeling across a sixty-minute exploration of imagined landscapes, and was featured in a variety of online and print publications, including Pitchfork Media and international press in Italy, Japan, Germany, the U.K., and Spain.

With their second self-produced full-length the Spray, USF are aiming for something different. Through an emphasis on complex rhythms and melodic layering, the Spray is an attempt to evoke a broader spectrum of emotions and create a tangible atmosphere—one soaked in the textures of the Pacific Northwest and ideas related to hauntology, nostalgia, and the impermanence of things.

Discography

Universal Studios Florida - S/T EP (2008, Little Fury Things)
Universal Studios Florida - Ocean Sunbirds (full-length, 2009, Little Fury Things)
USF - Jamaica Plain EP (2011, Highfives and Handshakes)
USF - Deathbomb Arc Singles Club (Single, 2011, DBA Records)
USF - The Spray LP (full-length, 2011 Circle into Square Records)