John Maus

Mistletone proudly presents John Maus on his first Australian tour, performing at Sydney Festival, Mistletone Fright Night and Sugar Mountain Festival in Melbourne.


SYDNEY: Wed 11th January @ Sydney Festival w/- Dan Deacon Ensemble @ Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar, Sydney. Tickets on sale from Nov 9 on the Sydney Festival website.

BRISBANE: Thu 12th January @ Woodland w/- Dan Deacon Ensemble and Toy Balloon. Tickets on sale now from Oztix.

MELBOURNE: Friday January 13: Mistletone Fright Night @ The Corner w/- Dan Deacon Ensemble, Rat vs Possum, Jonti, Montero and Parking Lot Experiments. Door prizes galore for the most frightful costumes. Tickets $35 + booking fee on sale now from The Corner Box Office.

MELBOURNE: Saturday January 14 @ Sugar Mountain Festival w/- Deerhoof, Tune-Yards, Shabazz Palaces, Thee Oh Sees, Julianna Barwick, Sun Araw, Prince Rama + more. Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster or phone 136 100.

Hypnagogic, hypnotic, mind and life altering; John Maus makes music that taps into melancholic fantasy, and affirms that we are all truly alive. His groundbreaking new album We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (released on one of our fave labels ever, Upset The Rhythm, distro’d locally through Inertia) has been one of the iconic records of 2011.

The confrontation of punk, the fleeting poignancy of 80s movie soundtracks, the insistent pulse of Moroder and the spirituality of Medieval and Baroque music all find salvation in John Maus. It’s a world where the Germs jam with Jerry Goldsmith, Cabaret Voltaire relocate to Eternia and Josquin des Prez writes a new score for RoboCop. Questing synthesisers, tensely strung bass lines and chasing drum machines provide the perfect backdrop for John’s deeply resonant reverb-drenched vocal. John comes to Australia for the first time from his birthplace of Austin, Minnesota, where is working towards his PhD in Political Science.