Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On The Cusp: John Maus

John Maus, May 21st, 2011 photo by Erez Avissar
Best known for his stint with critically acclaimed indie rocker outfit Ariel Pink, who skyrocketed into the public view after being signed to Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label, John Maus is gearing up to release his third solo album entitled We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves. Maus has an unmistakable passion for vintage electronica; his music seems like something you'd hear shaking the windows of a dingy nightclub in the 1980's where locals went to binge on acid. The analog synth trippiness and Maus' eerie, drawling vocals make for a bizarre atmosphere that can occasionally border on creepy but is always a joy to listen to. Below, you can check out the video to his newest single "Believer", made using vintage tape recorders and "video synthesizers" that add to the obvious 80's vibe. We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves will be released on June 28th by Upset The Rhythm. You can download a free mp3 of "Believer" from

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