On July 17, avant-popster John Maus will release the self-explantory A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material, spanning all of the previous decade. Label Ribbon Music has already unleashed a few tracks from the compilation, and today comes one more.
“Bennington” is from 2007, or another planet, depending on your view. Maus is resolutely heartsick on the track, missing the girl from the titular place while a lonely beat throbs beneath.
A Collection… is limited to 3000 copies worldwide, and the extra-special translucent pink vinyl version is fast running out. Also, Maus has a number of tour dates this summer, including one with Dan Deacon. Check out those along with the song below.
07.12 New York, NY: Pier 84 * (River Rocks)
07.14 San Diego, CA: Casbah
07.21 Seattle, WA: Capitol Hill Block Party
08.09 Oslo, Norway: Oya Festival
08.10 Gothenburg, Sweden: Way Out West Festival
08.14 London, UK: Scala
09.01 Los Angeles, CA: FYF Festival
09.03 San Francisco, CA: The Independent
09.06 Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge (MusicFest NW)
* w/ Dan Deacon