John Maus Announces Two New Albums and a Box Set, Shares Video for New Song “The Combine”

Screen Memories Due Out October 27 via Ribbon Music, Box Set Featuring New Album Addendum Due Out April, 2018

Aug 29, 2017
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It's been six years since John Maus last released an album, 2011's well-received third album, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. Now he has not only announced a new album, Screen Memories, but also a 6-LP vinyl box set that contains another new album, Addendum. He has also shared a Tina Rivera-directed video for a new song, "The Combine." Screen Memories is due out October 27 via Ribbon Music. The vinyl box set featuring Addendum isn't due out until April 2018, also via Ribbon Music. Check out "The Combine" video below, followed by the cover art for both the album and box set, as well as tracklistings and tour dates.

A press release explains what Maus has been up to since releasing We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves and 2012's rarities album, A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material: "After touring in support of the album, and releasing a collection of rarities and unreleased tracks, Maus receded from the public spotlight, returning to his academic pursuits. Years later, after completing his doctorate in Political Philosophy, he began building his own modular synthesizers, etching the printed circuit boards, soldering components, and assembling panels, until he had an instrument that matched his vision."

Maus wrote, recorded, and engineered Screen Memories over the last few years in his home in Minnesota, which a press release says is "known genially as the Funny Farm." The press release describes it as "a solitary place situated in the corn plains of the rural American Midwest," adding that "the landscape is as majestic as it is austere and inevitably some of the sub-zero winter temperatures creep into the songs, as do the buzzing wasps of summer."

The box set also features a 56-page booklet that includes lyrics, essays, and never-before-seen photos. 

Screen Memories Tracklist:

1. The Combine
2. Teenage Witch
3. Touchdown
4. Walls of Silence
5. Find Out
6. Decide Decide
7. Edge Of Forever
8. The People Are Missing
9. Pets
10. Sensitive Recollections
11. Over Phantom
12. Bombs Away

Albums Contained in Vinyl Box Set: 

Songs (2006)
Love Is Real (2007) 
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (2011) 
A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material (2012)
Screen Memories (2017)
Addendum (2018) 

John Maus Tour Dates:

Aug 31 || Tucson, AZ || HOCO Fest 2017
Sept 1 || Los Angeles, CA || Zebulon [SOLD OUT]
Sept 14 || Boston, MA || Middle East Downstairs *
Sept 15 || Montreal, QC || Rialto Theatre (Pop Montreal)
Sept 16 || Hudson, NY || Basilica Soundscape
Sept 17 || Cleveland, OH || Mahalls *
Oct 12 || San Diego, CA || Soda Bar [SOLD OUT]
Oct 13-15 || Joshua Tree, CA || Desert Daze
Oct 14 || San Francisco, CA || The Chapel # [SOLD OUT]
Oct 15 || San Francisco, CA || The Chapel #
Oct 16 || San Francisco, CA || The Chapel #
Oct 21 || Bristol, UK || Simple Things Festival
Oct 23 || Tbilisi, Georgia || Spacehall (Lecture)
Oct 24 || Tbilisi, Georgia || Spacehall (Live)
Oct 25 || Istanbul, Turkey || Zorlu Performing Arts Center
Oct 27 || London, UK || The Dome
Oct 28 || Nantes, France || Maison de Quartier de Doulon
Oct 31 || Porto, Portugal || Maus Habitos
Nov 1 || Lisbon, Portugal || ZDB
Nov 3 || Madrid, Spain || Café La Palma
Nov 4 || Barcelona, Spain || Festival Conjunta Vacio
Nov 6 || Paris, France || La Maroquinerie
Nov 7 || Strasbourg, France || La Laiterie
Nov 9 || Gent, Belgium || NEST
Nov 10 || Brussels, Belgium || Les Ateliers Claus
Nov 11 || Utrecht, Netherlands || Le Guess Who Festival
Nov 13 || Aarhus, Denmark || Tape
Nov 14 || Copenhagen, Denmark || Jazzhouse
Nov 15 || Berlin, Germany || Festsaal Kreuzberg
Nov 16 || Prague, Czech Republic || Meet Factory
Nov 18 || Leipzig, Germany || UT Connewitz
Nov 20 || Düdingen, Switzerland || Bad Bonn
Nov 23 || Manchester, UK || The White Hotel
Nov 24 || Dublin, Ireland || The Grand Social
Nov 25 || Glasgow, UK || CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts)

* w/ Protomartyr
# w/ Ariel Pink

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