Haru 2022 Tour
March 14 - April 30
details coming soon...
Big news from us! mssv will be hitting the road very soon this spring in the US to play lots of shows for you all. We'll be playing the material from our recent self-titled release on BIG EGO Records, Main Steam Stop Valve, that came out October 2020, as well as brand new music that we'll be recording right after tour. Stay tuned for details soon here.
Our 1st special edition 7" release, recorded completely in lockdown isolation, on the Italian Improved Sequence label came out in September 2020 and is available now from the label directly. We also have 2 more special edition 7" releases also recorded in lockdown coming at you as soon as the vinyl manufacturing bottleneck clears up. One, due out on Nomad Eel Records, is a very special micro-opera based on new original artwork by Scott Aicher, included in the packaging, and features Petra Haden joining us on violin. The other, due out on Striped Light Records, is a collaboration between mssv and guitarist Nels Cline featuring one song by Nels and one song by mssv guitarist Mike Baggetta. This one will also feature handmade letterpress packaging by the Striped Light Letterpress folks.
You can check out all of our upcoming releases on our new Bandcamp page, or by scrolling down to the bottom of this site.
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.
Their brand new self-titled debut studio album, Main Steam Stop Valve, was released in October, 2020 on BIG EGO Records and is about to get its 2nd pressing. Their first full album release was 2019's Live Flowers on Striped Light Records, recorded live on tour in Philadelphia, PA and Northampton, MA with special guest J Mascis sitting in on guitar for the last track.
Spending their time in the 2020 pandemic lockdown figuring out new ways to interact as a band to keep the music flowing, mssv created a number of Live-At-Home videos, as well as a guest appearance with guitarist Henry Kaiser on his then-weekly video show on the Cuneiform Records YouTube channel with extra help from vocalist Petra Haden. mssv also recorded brand new music for a series of special 7" vinyl releases. One for the Italian Improved Sequence label, which is out and available now, one for Nomad Eel Records based on the art of Scott AIcher and featuring special guest Petra Haden on violin, and one for Striped Light Records that is a collaboration between mssv and guitarist Nels Cline. Those last two will be out soon when the vinyl shortage catches up and will be available on the rebooked mssv Haru 2022 tour in the US this spring.
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.
Limited Edition Vinyl / Digital
Limited Edition Vinyl / Digital
Hand-Made & Pressed CD Package / Digital