Smart dude, synthpop musician, and international playboy John Maus is hoping we can all just put that Pitchfork interview I-hate-record-stores-because-once-one-looked-at-me-funny-and-also-I-hear-they-feast-on-the-blood-of-fuzzy-wuzzy-kittens (He doesn’t! They don’t!) thing behind him and just get excited for the fact that he’s striking out on tour this fall. (We can!) Critical acclaim is still rolling in for Maus’ breakthrough album on Ribbon, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (TMT Review), which has been ruling the waves of college radio and rockin’ the collective socks of off the nü-goths in grimy basements across the nation all summer long.
And now, just in time for back-to-school, you can experience the wonder that is John! Maus! Live! at your very own art school and/or Moogfest. Well, if you attend Bard or Oberlin, that is. The rest of you North Americans will either have to drive to one of the major metropolitan areas known as “Chicago,” “Philadelphia” or “Eastern Canada.” And, at the end of October, Mr. Maus’ icy, autumnal melodies will usher in Samhain at Asheville, North Carolina’s always intriguing Moogfest. Maus will be on hand for any ritual sacrifices/casting of bones into a large bonfire that serves as a portal between worlds/late night druid shit between the dark days of October 28-30. Austra, Crystal Castles, James Murphy, Suicide, and sooooo many more will also grace the stages of beautiful Asheville during Moogfest Eve(s).
09.28.11 - Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
09.30.11 - Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
10.02.11 - Montreal, QC – Il Motore
10.03.11 - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Bard College
10.04.11 - Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
10.06.11 - Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
10.28-30.11 - Asheville, NC – Moogfest