John Maus Shares Trippy Football-Themed Video for New Song “Touchdown,” Announces Tour

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

Oct 23, 2017
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John Maus has shared a video for a brand new song, "Touchdown." Both the song and the video reference football (of the American variety). Jennifer Juniper Stratford directed the trippy video, which starts with a player taking a knee and continues with images of players in red against a black background. Maus shows up as a coach. Watch it below. Maus has also announced some new 2018 tour dates, which are below.

It's been six years since Maus last released an album, 2011's well-received third album, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. But on October 27 he is releasing a new album, Screen Memories, via Ribbon Music. And in April 2018 Maus is also releasing a 6-LP vinyl box set that contains another new album, Addendum, also via Ribbon Music. Previously he shared a video for Screen Memories' first single, "The Combine." That was followed by another song from the album, "Teenage Witch," via a video that included footage Maus shot of himself when he was a teenager.

A previous press release explained what Maus had 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. 

John Maus Tour Dates:

Oct 23 || Tbilisi, Georgia || Spacehall (Q&A)
Oct 24 || Tbilisi, Georgia || Spacehall (Live)
Oct 25 || Istanbul, Turkey || Zorlu Performing Arts Center
Oct 26 || London, UK || The Victoria [SOLD OUT]
Oct 27 || London, UK || The Dome [SOLD OUT]
Oct 28 || Nantes, France || Soy Festival
Oct 31 || Porto, Portugal || Maus Habitos
Nov 1 || Lisbon, Portugal || ZDB [SOLD OUT]
Nov 3 || Madrid, Spain || Café La Palma [SOLD OUT]
Nov 4 || Barcelona, Spain || Festival Conjunta Vacio #5
Nov 6 || Paris, France || La Maroquinerie [SOLD OUT]
Nov 7 || Strasbourg, France || La Laiterie
Nov 9 || Gent, Belgium || NEST [SOLD OUT]
Nov 10 || Brussels, Belgium || Les Ateliers Claus [SOLD OUT]
Nov 11 || Utrecht, Netherlands || Le Guess Who Festival
Nov 13 || Aarhus, Denmark || Tape  [SOLD OUT]
Nov 14 || Copenhagen, Denmark || Jazzhouse [SOLD OUT]
Nov 15 || Berlin, Germany || Festsaal Kreuzberg [SOLD OUT]
Nov 16 || Prague, Czech Republic || Meet Factory
Nov 18 || Leipzig, Germany || Transcentury Festival
Nov 20 || Düdingen, Switzerland || Bad Bonn
Nov 23 || Manchester, UK || The White Hotel [SOLD OUT]
Nov 24 || Dublin, Ireland || The Grand Social [SOLD OUT]
Nov 25 || Glasgow, UK || Art School
Jan 17 || Omaha, NE || Reverb
Jan 19 || Denver, CO || Marquis Theater
Jan 20 || Salt Lake City, UT || Metro Music Hall
Jan 21 || Boise, ID || Neurolux
Jan 23 || Seattle, WA || The Crocodile
Jan 24 || Vancouver, BC || Biltmore Cabaret
Jan 25 || Portland, OR || Mississippi Studios
Jan 27 || San Francisco, CA || Slim's
Jan 29 || San Diego, CA || Belly Up Tavern
Jan 30 || Los Angeles, CA || Teragram Ballroom
Jan 31 || Phoenix, AZ || Crescent Ballroom
Feb 2 || Dallas, TX || Club Dada
Feb 3 || Austin, TX || Barracuda
Feb 5 || New Orleans, LA || One Eyed Jack's
Feb 8 || Atlanta, GA || The Earl
Feb 9 || Durham, NC || Motorco Music Hall
Feb 10 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel
Feb 11 || Philadelphia, PA || First Unitarian Church
Feb 12 || Boston, MA || The Sinclair
Feb 14 || Brooklyn, NY || Elsewhere
Feb 15 || Kingston, NY || BSP Kingston
Feb 16 || Toronto, ON || Lee's Palace
Feb 17 || Detroit, MI || El Club
Feb 18 || Chicago, IL || Lincoln Hall

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