John Maus

john-maus.jpgJohn Maus is the keyboardist in Panda Bear, and seemingly a fairly tortured individual.

Last year he released an album called Songs which Vice magazine described thusly:

‘Apparently Maus spent five years working on this album, which is a shame because, frankly, it’s awful.’

I haven’t heard any of the songs from that album but I have heard a new track, Do your Best, which is beautiful.

It’s dark, and obviously inspired by early 80s synth like Giorgio Moroder, Flock of Seagulls, and Blue Nile, and it’s just lovely.

I’ve loaded it up into the Box on the right. Alternatively, you can hear it on his MySpace page. Read more about John Maus here.

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4 Responses to “John Maus”


  1. 1 snookygreen October 9, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Love the song. A review that bad almost has to be a point of pride. Well, almost.

  2. 2 brendan lee June 26, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    the album is very good, they just didn’t like it because they are tools and the couldn’t say ” it is like a mix between electro and panic at the disco “, i.e. you can’t quantify it.

    you should really buy it and experience it for yourself. John is a master at what he does.

  3. 3 Pandora December 30, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    oh gosh!some magazines can really be so vituperative and unfair..
    i really love John Maus.. his songs are really dark and nice..
    He reminds me of Ian Curtis ..I dare say…


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