Experimental musician John Maus has released the official music video for his new song “Believer.” Directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, the video was edited entirely on vintage analog equipment. The result is a colorful, psychedelic environment that’s entirely appropriate for a song called “Believer.” Between profile shots of Maus singing in a reverb-laden voice, weird landscapes of neon colors fade in and out behind him. It’s a bit like watching someone else’s acid trip on film.


Though often associated with Ariel Pink, Maus is known for being weirder and more eclectic than his now-famous experimental pop cohort. In addition to being a musician, Maus is also studying for a doctorate in political science. Maus’ new LP, We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves, comes out June 28 via Ribbon Music. Maus will also tour North America this summer with Puro Instinct.



Tour Dates For John Maus:
05/07 – Providence, RI – RISD
05/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
05/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
06/18 – San Francisco, CA – Brick And Mortar Music Hall*
06/20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir*
06/21 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey*
06/24 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street*
06/25 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
06/30 – Boston, MA – Great Scott*
07/03 – Philadelphia, PA – Making Time At Voyeur*
07/05 – Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage*
07/06 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
07/07 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree*
07/08 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks*
07/09 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Inside*
07/12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
07/13 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar*
*With Puro Instinct