here's an aptly titled track to illuminate this gloomy Good Friday, Believer from Minnesota-based post-punk/synth wave provocateur John Maus off his forthcoming album "We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves" (2011).
Believer is a baroque-tinged, epic New Romantic track, it is an incredibly uplifting et life affirming song, heightened with soaring synth washes et ringing bells, pulsing, driving bassline et the impassioned reveb-laden vocals of Maus, it sounds as if he is delivering his message from another galaxy where he has found peace et prosperity. Believer acts as Maus' call to arms, to join him in embracing life et to not despair, even if you are living an isolated existence in a remote lighthouse, similar to the one that adorns the cover of his new album. enjoy!!!
here is the first single that was released a few months back off the forthcoming album:
et also a fantastic synth wave track from his album "Love is Real" (2008).
MP3: My Whole World Is Coming Apart
et i can't resist posting the brilliant, anthemic track from Maus' debut album "Songs" (2006).
Don't Be A Body
check out the awesome psyched-out, intergalactic, video effect/synthesizer-smeared video for Believer directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford.
the "We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves" is due out on June 27th on Ribbon Music et Upset the Rhythm as well as digitally online from itunes. the "Songs" et "Love is Real" albums are available from Upset the Rhythm or itunes.
you can find John Maus here: myspace | lastfm | mausspace | upsettherhythm