The Use “On My Death bed feat. Rachel Mason” in Complicit Film

Twas an honor to attend the NYC premiere of Complicit in the Human Rights Watch Film festival at the IFC.  It has been shown globally, and this week in Lincoln Center and IFC.  The original score was done by the profound musician and composer Freddie Bryant As soon as the film ends, our track plays during the credits, with words from Xu Lizhi and sung by Rachel Mason.

A truly wonderful film.  Not just sad, but up-lifting and with some humor.

Heather White and Lynn Zhang at IFC , doing a spirited Q&A after the film that ran out of time.

The Use plays collab set with Rachel Mason to open for Xiu Xiu


The band also featured Ramsey Jones (Funkface, Falu, Wu-tang), and Brian LawlorPics from Brian Bolanowski at

Special thanks to Xiu XiuAlec Dartley at Aagoo records for releasing us on his label, Scott Williams and Cody at WFMU for doing sound, Ruth, Madeline, Todd Abramson the booker, and everyone attending.

Manus x Machina Met Gala show – Selena Gomez, Olsen Twins feat. The Use tracks

Esteemed Video Director GVS chose The Use track “Hello Everybody” for the Vogue Louis Vuitton ManusxMachina Show Met Gala. License these tracks at Audiosocket, or commission your own at ALL REAL SOUND.

@selenagomez in @louisvuitton in the #ManusxMachina Experience. Directed by @gvsgvs. #MetGala

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Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen in the #ManusxMachina Experience. Directed by @gvsgvs. #MetGala

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Exclusive Video Premier on The Wire Magazine

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New York label Alrealon Musique offered up this track for The Wire’s Below The Radar special compilation series. Watch TheUse’s exclusive video here

TheUse is theremin player and electronic music producer Michael Durek, who released his debut album What’s The Use? on Alrealon Musique in 2014. His work incorporates elements of techno, jazz, hiphop and psych pop. TheUse has toured the US, Europe, India and Canada.

This exclusive video was directed by Durek’s cousin Brian Bolanowski and mastered by All Real Sound. The track is available for subscribers to download as part of The Wire Below The Radar Special Edition: Alrealon Musique Presents From A To U.

7 Personal Details hidden in the Semantix video

Some personal details embedded in the The Wire premier of Semantix, created by Brian Bolanowski

    1. This is a painting that my wife Anne Percoco slightly doctored up to look like our beloved recently deceased cat, Mrs. Mindy Hussein Lebowski aka “Satch”. The sweet thing had lots of names. We miss her.
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    2. In the background is a lamp that Anne made out of a large Cafe Bustelo can.  It’s my favorite espresso, I even prefer it to brands that are 4 times as expensive.Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 1.14.07 PM
    3. In the background is a peculiar ornate pillow.  It is actually apart of Anne’s sculpture, CanopyScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 1.16.45 PM
    4. This is a painting that I made as a small child as a gift for my Nana.  Recently a friend described it as a metaphor for the human condition. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 1.14.58 PM
    5. The lights during the build are from the Moog Slim Phatty. Aside from the Etherwave, it’s the only analog synth that I own. I bought it for three reasons. Because it weights less then 6 lbs, it sounds badass, it fits in my bag with the theremin. It’s all over this track. I even used it for the snare sound.
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    6. I absolutely love taking baths, but only in the winter. It’s one of my favorite things about winter.
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    7. This is an Aagoo shirt. Alec sent me a welcome package when I became slotted to join the Aagoo roster.  It’s a 7″ that will come out this fall, during tour and features Rachel Mason, Black Saturn and Charvak R. Jagtap
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Year to date

 already June | some comings and goings this year …

Moogfesting with Pau Riba, @moonribas @theusemusic and Daniel Lock #durham #moogfest #musicfestival #music #pauriba #moog

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@theusemusic @transpecos #theremin

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