MOUSE ON MARS’ TOUR DATES:
Fri. Feb. 15 – San Diego, CA @ The Soda Bar
Sat. Feb. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey
Sun. Feb. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Tue. Feb. 19 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Matmos
Wed. Feb. 20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s w/ Matmos
Fri. Feb. 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge
Sat. Feb. 23 – Denver, CO @ Summit
Mon. Feb. 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Tue. Feb. 26 – Chicago, IL @ The Mayne Stage
Wed. Feb. 27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
Fri. Mar. 1 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Sat. Mar. 2 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Sun. Mar. 3 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House
Mon. Mar. 4 – Philadelphia, PA@ Johnny Brenda’s
Tue. Mar. 5 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
“if the textures and beats are winking and mischievous, the overall sense of musical structure is dead serious and, ultimately, virtuosic. The songs grow, change, build, and resolve . . . The peculiar genius of Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma is that they make all these things sound like they could come from no one else. The fact that they are still doing it 18 years after their first album, and still capable of making some of the best music of their career, is inspiring” – Mark Richardson, Pitchfork
Last year, German electronic pioneers Mouse on Mars made their triumphant return via the release of new album Parastrophics and follow-up mini-album WOW on Monkeytown Records. Next month, Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma will finally make their way stateside in support of these two releases. The new live show presents an improved electronic setup plus sound generated visuals and a subsonic wave modulation device. It will be their first North American tour in six years. Check out new track “bonuß” and go see them live next month!
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MOUSE ON MARS’ LIVE PREVIEW:
A life affirming and constantly surprising album, crammed with ideas, exuberance, addictive detail and sheer kinetic energy, Parastrophics displays a beguiling sense of confidence and a subtle, yet persuasive sense of control and pace. WOW is the buoyant, immediate and club-oriented counterpoint to Parastrophics, with Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma aiming their considerable technical finesse firmly in the direction of the dancefloor. It’s a spontaneous reaction to all those hours of studio labor for Parastrophics, created from scratch in a matter of weeks. The record also makes much use of the wretchup, an iphone app that was invented by Mouse on Mars during preparations for their orchestral work Paeanumnion. It was used in the creation of Parastrophics and now in their live show, and will be available via iTunes in early spring.
Mouse on Mars have been busy since the release of Parastrophics and WOW working on a 20-year anniversary boxset (details to be announced in the coming months), starting a new label called “RR,” and launching their new website, http://www.mouseonmars.com. Additionally, they are starting “Africa Connector,” a musicians network which creates a platform to fund young inventive engineers from underdeveloped countries.