After much talking and thinking from us three in mssv, Mike Baggetta, Mike Watt and Stephen Hodges, we have decided to postpone our mssv Haru 2020 tour, March 19 - April 12. We want to make sure that everybody is as safe as can be during this season and the idea of mounting an 18 state tour and seeing the many of you good people that would come out just doesn’t seem right at this time, wherever that would even be possible at this point. For the sake of everyone’s health, and to not add any undue burden on the promoters and clubs, as well as the problems of navigating the daily changing restrictions it seems like the wrong time for this.
Please know that we are saying postponed and not cancelled though! To share one piece of good news earlier than planned, our first studio album is going to be released in September 2020 on BIG EGO Records and we plan to fulfill many of these shows this fall for our album release tour. No completely confirmed dates are possible yet, but as soon as the dust settles enough we will begin putting that back together in whatever way we can when its safe to do so.
Until then, please consider checking out our latest release 'Live Flowers’ (with extra special guest J Mascis on 'Fun House') on the Striped Light Records label and consider purchasing the handmade letterpress CD package or digital download. You can also grab one of our mssv logo t-shirts and 4x4 stickers, simply scroll down for all of that. And check back in here for news at it forms from us...
Apologies and unending thanks and appreciation to all of you
Post-genre power trio mssv was formed early in 2019 when guitarist Mike Baggetta joined up with bassist Mike Watt (MINUTEMEN, fIREHOSE, The Stooges) and drummer Stephen Hodges (Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, David Lynch) to tour on his Wall of Flowers album (BIG EGO Records, featuring Watt and drumming legend Jim Keltner). After a hugely successful US tour performing music that ran the gamut from original electro-free-jazz improvisations, driving new-rock anthems and covers from The Stooges and Watt’s first punk rock opera “Contemplating the Engine Room”, mssv has proved a fearless band.
Featuring live electronic processing by both Baggetta and Hodges, as well as Watt’s relentlessly driving bass and vocals, mssv not only shows what it means to be a band in the modern post-genre landscape, but is well on their way to defining it.