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Video: John Maus “Head for the Country”

June 23, 2011

It's hard not to feel like you're not in the middle of nowhere in wintertime rural Minnesota, which is where John Maus lives and where the video for "Head for the Country" was shot. There, isolation is combated through bursts of electric-blue beams of communication. Maus stays busy watching old Sci-Fi movies and taking long walks in bad snow shoes. This is where a human being finds himself in the locker, he repeats. Hard to say if "the country" is the reprieve or cause for deeper loneliness. Maus' new album We Must Become the Pitiless Sensors of Oursleves is out June 28th on Upset the Rhythm (UK) and Ribbon Music (US). Tour dates below.

Tour dates with Puro Instinct:
June 24 Minneapolis MN – 7th Street
June 25 Chicago IL – Empty Bottle
June 26 Detroit MI – Magic Stick
June 28 New York NY – Other Music (In-store event, 8 pm)*
June 28 Brooklyn NY – Glasslands
June 29 New York NY – Mercury Lounge
June 30 Boston MA – Great Scott
July 02 Burlington VT – Monkey House*
July 03 Philadelphia PA – Making Time
July 05 Washington DC – Black Cat Backstage
July 06 Atlanta GA – The Earl
July 07 Birmingham AL – Bottletree
July 08 New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks
July 09 Austin TX – Mohawk Inside
July 12 San Diego CA – Casbah
July 13 Costa Mesa CA – Detroit Bar
July 15 Los Angeles CA – The Echplex

* John Maus only

Video: John Maus “Head for the Country”