John Maus recently announced his first new album in six years, Screen Memories, will be out October 27 via Ribbon Music. Today, he shares Teenage Witch, a second glimpse at the forthcoming record in the form of a video, containing footage of Maus as a teenager, by Jennifer Juniper Stratford (Telefantasy Studios).
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.
Listen to Screen Memories’ opening track and first single The Combine here.