Habits is the name for the synthesiser and sample based music composed, produced and sung by Los Angeles based artist, Dustin Krapes. Armed with a laptop and a busy right brain, Habits combines warped electronic sounds with live drums and bass to create infectious, Beck-meets-LCD Soundsystem madness that penetrates and absorbs your mind.
The first single Splendor Of The Panic is a stellar glimpse into Habits ethos where meticulous waves of electronic noise meets driving live instrumentation. Splendor Of The Panic is the first taste of Habits’ forthcoming debut album, Unselves In Arrival, due out February 25 on Fleeting Youth Records/How To Be A Microwave.
You can watch the trippy video for Haacksaw here. Haacksaw has also been taken from the debut album, Unselves In Arrival.
Driving rhythms and a psychedelic collage of otherworldly synths provide the sonic backdrop to Dustin’s lofty metaphysical themed lyrics, typically delivered in a nonchalant speak-sing style of crooning. Habits’ revolving cast of collaborators currently includes professional wrestling hall of famer Dithy Ramb on drums and vegan taxidermy expert Gabriel Armenta on bass.
In a live setting, Krapes does more than merely play to the crowd, preferring to engage the audience while playing the role of a slacker shaman armed with a disintegrating laptop, effects pedals and a unique brand of cosmic indifference.