Watch a Teenaged John Maus in the Video for New Song “Teenage Witch”

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

Oct 12, 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. 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." Now here's another song from the album, "Teenage Witch," via a video that includes footage Maus shot of himself when he was a teenager. Jennifer Juniper Stratford directed the strange video, which you can watch below, followed by Maus' upcoming tour dates.

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 12 || San Diego, CA || Soda Bar [SOLD OUT]
Oct 13 || Joshua Tree, CA || Desert Daze
Oct 14 || San Francisco, CA || The Chapel # [SOLD OUT]
Oct 15 || San Francisco, CA || The Chapel # [SOLD OUT]
Oct 16 || San Francisco, CA || The Chapel # [SOLD OUT]
Oct 17 || San Francisco, CA || The Chapel #
Oct 21 || Bristol, UK || Simple Things Festival
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
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

# w/ Ariel Pink

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