JOHN MAUS lives in his birthplace of Austin, Minnesota. Whilst working towards his PhD in Political Science he also composes music that taps into melancholic fantasy and affirms that we are all truly alive. Questing synthesisers, tensely strung bass lines and chasing drum machines provide the perfect backdrop for John's deeply resonant reverb-drenched vocal.
Born in the decade of synth pop and sharing his birthday with George Frideric Handel, John started making music when Nirvana posters went up on every teenager's wall. It's this curious conflux of influences that partially helps to describe John's music. 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. 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.
John Maus will perform with his band! The band includes:
Luke Darger - keys
Jonathan Thompson - drums
Joe Maus - bass
John Maus - vocals
Olympia Splendid (FIN) plays hypnotic and out-of tune electric guitar music. The trio was founded in the summer of 2010 in Helsinki. Noisy and playful songs with haunted vocals and drum machine loops are composed and performed by Heta Bilaletdin, Jonna Karanka and Katri Sipiläinen. They have also played in Toblerones, Melmac, Bir iki, Hertta Lussu Ässä, Hockey Night, MYTTYS and Kuupuu. Fonal Records released their 7" ep in 2013 which was followed by a full-length debut in July 2015.
"Uptempo rattle of no-note guitar licks and no-brain bass riffs that kicks and jerks like a barracuda on a bait line. Most enticing of all is the feeling these riffs could endlessly spiral on and fill many hours of barbed and beautiful releases yet to come."
"The effect is harsh enough that it would likely make Michael Gira pull his cowboy hat over his head in fear."