Hausu is the collective output of four schoolmates from Portland's famously eccentric Reed College. Disciples of punk in all its historical deviations, particularly that of the Cure and the Smiths, Hausu's music is at once brooding and poppy. All of this nostalgia tempered by a finger on the pulse of the latest blog sounds, there are fresh elements of rhythmic interplay and tongue in cheek lyricism at work on their latest EP. Temporarily on hiatus for the last few months while trying to finish up the school year, the band is promising more upcoming dates with a new set of material to be released as an LP sometime this year. Check them out live at Holocene on Monday March 5th with Cloud Nothings.