Puro Instinct, John Maus, Geneva Jacuzzi | Empty Bottle | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Puro Instinct, John Maus, Geneva Jacuzzi Soundboard

When: Sat., June 25, 10 p.m. 2011

Things are looking up for Minnesota's John Maus, whose dark synth-pop has been an object of obsession (his loyal micro fan base) and revulsion (most critics) since the early aughts. His new third album, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon), arrives just in time for the world to catch up with what he's been doing. Perhaps now that Pitchfork et al have primed the goth-revival pump, Maus's brand of darkwave can catch a few more ears that will be enchanted—rather than put off—by his deep, Halloweeny voice, which sounds like Lurch on a liter of purple drank. —Jessica Hopper

Price: $10

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