The Saturday night gig will feature support from Holy Shit. Last October, John Maus played three consecutive sold-out nights at the Chapel while supporting a residency with his close friend and former classmate Ariel Pink. After closing out one of last year’s sets with 2011 favorites “Cop Killer” and “Believer,” Maus is sure to dish out more recent material during his current tour.
The 2017 release of Screen Memories follows a hiatus in new material since his 2011 breakthrough album We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves, except for A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material released in 2012. During this lapse in his musical career, John Maus completed his dissertation to earn a PhD in political science. He also spent time learning how to build the modular synthesizers that were necessary for recording Screen Memories as well as his upcoming fifth album Addendum, which is set for a 2018 release.
While John Maus originally became known for his outsider synth-pop persona through intense, often manically expressive solo performances, his recent tours have done away with the self-karaoke in favor of a full live band. Now sounding better than ever, you can catch the mad genius in the flesh at Slim’s this Saturday night. Watch the videos for Screen Memories singles “The Combine,” “Touchdown,” and “Teenage Witch” below.
John Maus, Holy Shit
January 27, 2018
9pm, (SOLD OUT)