John Maus

John Maus

 

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John Maus (born February 23, 1980) is an American musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and philosopher. His music is characterized by vintage synthesizer sounds and the use of Medieval church modes, which frequently draw comparisons to 1980s goth-pop. Much of his early lo-fi work was created using a cassette multi-track recorder and an early 1990s synthesizer soundbank, and is noted for anticipating the late 2000s hypnagogic pop movement.[8][9] On stage, he is characterized for his intense displays of emotion while performing. He is also a former teacher of philosophy at the University of Hawaii, where he later earned his PhD in political science.

In 1998, Maus left his hometown of Austin, Minnesota, to study experimental music at the California Institute of the Arts. When he befriended and began to work alongside classmate Ariel Pink, he took a greater interest in pop music. His first two albums, Songs (2006) and Love Is Real (2007), generally drew negative reviews upon release, and it was not until the success of his third, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (2011), that he grew more widely accepted as an outsider artist. After a five-year absence from public appearances and releasing new music, he returned in 2017 with the album Screen Memories.

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Addendum
 
Addendum is the upcoming fifth studio album by American musician John Maus, to be released on April 20, 2018.
Episode
Song
Episode is a song by musical artist John Maus, released on April 3, 2018.
Screen Memories
Album
Screen Memories is an album by musical artist John Maus, released on October 27, 2017.
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
 
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves is the third album by American lo-fi musician John Maus, released on June 27, 2011.

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Red Bull Music Festival Is Bringing ’90s Nostalgia To 2018 New York
  –  April 24, 2018
700 Bliss (Moor Mother + DJ Haram), Edan @ Pier 17 5/4 — John Maus @ Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park at Coney Island 5/4 — RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder @ Red Bull Arts New York 5/5 — A Conversation with Harry Belafonte in partnership with Jill Newman ...
Coachella by the hour: Weekend highlights from Vince Staples, Kali Uchis, Moodymann, Oh Sees and, oh yeah, Beyoncé
  –  April 24, 2018
6:50 p.m. In the Sonora tent, the synth-wave singer and songwriter John Maus has been stomping across the stage and gesticulating as if he's arguing before a cartoon court. He's in the middle of his song "And the Rain," and as a drummer thumps out a simple ...
Full Sled Island 2018 music lineup announced
  –  April 17, 2018
More than 250 acts will descend on Calgary between June 20 and 24 for the sprawling, multi-venue event including The Flaming Lips, Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors, John Maus, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces. New acts announced on Tuesday include Common Holly ...
Coachella 2018 Lineup and Schedule: All the Set Times You Need to Know
  –  April 13, 2018
King Krule, Miguel, and ODESZA all go on around the same time. Ibeyi conflicts with Princess Nokia. Kamasi Washington overlaps with John Maus, French Montana, and Jidenna. Cardi B’s set begins as halfway into Jessie Ware’s set. Japanese Breakfast takes ...
Flaming Lips to play MacEwan Hall as part of Sled Island
  –  April 11, 2018
Acts already announced included Dirty Projectors, Deerhoof (who are this year’s guest curators), Wye Oak, John Maus, Shazbazz Palaces, Mount Eerie, Michael Rault, BA Johnston, Mount Kimbie, Harrison Brome and Peach Kelli Pop, among others. Visit ...
Coachella 2018 Lineup & Schedule: All the Set Times You Need To Know
  –  April 11, 2018
King Krule, Miguel, and ODESZA all go on around the same time. Ibeyi conflicts with Princess Nokia. Kamasi Washington overlaps with John Maus, French Montana, and Jidenna. Cardi B’s set begins as halfway into Jessie Ware’s set.
Memories of skywatching during Cold War
  –  April 10, 2018
"We soon caught up and things relaxed," Jack says. From Fallbrook, Calif., John Maus writes, "While I was living and going to school in Havana, N.D., the roof of the school, which was flat, was used in the Operation Skywatch program from about 1952 to ...
Sled Island Adds the Flaming Lips
  –  April 9, 2018
In addition to the Flaming Lips, Sled Island 2018 will feature other acts such as Dirty Projectors, Shabazz Palaces, John Maus, Mount Eerie, Grouper, Mount Kimbie, Mary Timony (performing her Mary Timony Plays Helium set), Cherry Glazerr, Tyondai Braxton ...
John Maus’ Glimmering ‘Episode’ Is A Lingering Reminder Of The Past
  –  April 3, 2018
Last year, synth pop agitator John Maus revealed plans to release a 6 LP career-spanning box set simultaneously with his latest album, Screen Memories, via Domino Records. The now completely sold out set included an exclusive twelve track album of material ...
Robyn, Harry Belafonte, Fever Ray to Appear at 2018 Red Bull Music Festival New York
  –  March 7, 2018
The festival’s legacy of innovative programming returns for a sixth year this May with special performances from musical adventurers Fever Ray (a.k.a. Karin Dreyer, formerly of The Knife), Oneohtrix, John Maus and Tristan Perich and lectures or ...

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