This Friday October 27, John Maus will release his fourth album, first in six year, the highly anticipated Screen Memories. The album was announced with single The Combine, a sweeping and swirling apocalyptic anthem and followed by the nostalgic and soaring Teenage Witch.
Today, Maus has shared a third glimpse at the upcoming album with the Jennifer Juniper Stratford (Telefantasy Studios) directed video for Touchdown.
Music from John Maus was recently featured in Natasha Lyonne’s short film “Cabiria, Charity, Chastity” for clothing brand Kenzo, featuring Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph (in particular, one scene where Rudolph covers Maus’ ‘Quantum Leap’).
Along with the previous announcement of Screen Memories, John shared news of a six LP box set compiling all of John’s work plus an additional brand new studio album entitled Addendum, the vinyl version of which is exclusive to the limited box set. The box set, which is nearly sold out, will ship to arrive the week of April 16, 2018.
Screen Memories was written, recorded, and engineered by Maus over the last few years in his home in Minnesota, known genially as the Funny Farm. It’s a solitary place situated in the corn plains of rural American Midwest. 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.
Screen Memories is out October 27 on Ribbon Music.