Having been off the radar over the last while in order to focus on completing his PhD, Austin experimental pop master John Maus will release his first album in six years, Screen Memories, via Ribbon Music on October 27.
A month later, on November 24, Maus will play The Grand Social in Dublin, thanks to the joint efforts of Skinny Wolves and Aiken. With guests still to be announced, tickets for the show are priced €18.50 and go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, August 30.
Screen Memories opening track ‘The Combine’ is released today, in which Maus intones with an apocalyptic stateliness, “It’s going to dust us all to nothing, man. I see the combine coming.” The track – which is accompanied by a video courtesy of Tina Rivera – sweeps through with a bracing baroque charm, all towering spires of glistening augmentation, swirling counterpoint and sonorous vocals.