The Juan Maclean Live
"It's house music as played by a live band, oozing with personality, attitude, and disco funk." -Mix Magazine, May 2008
Riding high on their overseas success touring with Cut Copy in Australia and a slew of European festivals, The Juan MacLean are touring through September. The previous tour was in celebration of "Happy House," the massive international club hit being spun ubiquitously from Ibiza to Santo's Party House in NYC, but this tour will be bringing "The Simple Life," the second track to be introduced on September 15 (UK) /16 (US) from the forthcoming album The Future Will Come.
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Pitchfork proclaimed that epic single, "Happy House," is both happy and housey as all get out, but over its dozen never wasted minutes it moves thru several other iterations -- pop tune, dubbed-out instrumental, pulsing techno, with LCD SOUNDSYTEM's, Nancy Whang, who wrote the track with Maclean, holding it all down in the DIVA role."
Now, drastically different "The Simple Life" is an effective mixture of dark arpeggiated synth and militant italo disco drumming, with each bass line and chord change a step towards the light, which in this case belongs to Nancy Whang and the melancholy ambience her presence exudes. She trades verses back and forth with Juan himself, who comes on like a robot in therapy, slowly enunciating love confessions like "promises I never meant, it's just what I had to do."
Juan and Nancy will be supported on stage by Nick Millhiser and Gerry Fuchs (!!! and Turing Machine).
The Juan MacLean's new album, The Future Will Come, is due out in early 2009.
The Juan Maclean Tour Dates:
09/01: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
09/02: Providence, RI @ The Living Room
09/03: Montreal, QC @ Studio Juste Pour Rire
09/04: Toronto, ON @ Hart House
09/05: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/06: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
09/09: Vancouver, BC @ Richards on Richards
09/10: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
09/11: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
09/12: San Francisco, CA @ 1015
09/13: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
09/14: Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
09/15: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
09/17: Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse
09/18: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
09/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
09/20: Ciudad, Juarez @ The Hard Pop
09/22: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
09/23: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Loft
09/24: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
09/25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerades
09/26: Chapel Hill @ Local 508
09/28: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
09/29: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
09/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
10/18: New York. NY @ Bowery Ballroom