John Maus
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1980-02-23
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John Maus

John Maus Biography (Wikipedia)

John Maus (born February 23, 1980) is an American musician, composer, singer, and songwriter known for his baritone singing style and his use of vintage synthesizer sounds and Medieval church modes, a combination that often draws comparisons to 1980s goth-pop. His early lo-fi recordings anticipated and inspired the late 2000s hypnagogic pop movement. On stage, he is characterized for his intense displays of emotion while performing. He is also a former teacher of philosophy at the University of Hawaii, where he later earned his PhD in political science.

Maus' early influences included Nirvana, Syd Barrett, Jim Morrison, and composers of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. In 1998, he left his hometown of Austin, Minnesota to study experimental music at the California Institute of the Arts. When he befriended and began to work alongside classmate Ariel Pink, he took a greater interest in pop music. He produced most of the music from his first two albums Songs (2006) and Love Is Real (2007) on cassette tape with an early 1990s sound bank. The albums generally drew negative reviews upon release, and it was not until the success of his third, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (2011), that he grew more widely accepted as an outsider artist. Following a half-decade absence from public appearances and releasing new music, he returned in 2017 with the album Screen Memories.

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Quantum Leap
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The Law
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The Law
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Matter Of Fact/ Believer
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Matter Of Fact/ Believer
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Head For The Country
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Head For The Country
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Keep Pushing On
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Keep Pushing On
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Hey Moon
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Hey Moon
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Cop Killer
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Cop Killer
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The People Are Missing
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The People Are Missing
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Do Your Best
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Do Your Best
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Bombs Away
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Bombs Away
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Outer Space
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Outer Space
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Episode
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Episode
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The Combine
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The Combine
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Teenage Witch
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Teenage Witch
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Touchdown
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Touchdown
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Edge of forever
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Edge of forever
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No Title
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No Title
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Heaven Is Real
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Heaven Is Real
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And the Rain
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And the Rain
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Bennington
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Bennington
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Castles In The Grave
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