The Definite Article


The Juan MacLean finally have a new album out. A much-anticipated garden of electronica songsmithing, The Future Will Come is tremendous, careful, and sleek; it will blow your little mind-feet! The Juan MacLean is touring with The Field (What’s the deal with band names that demand the definite article? Is it related to the demise of newspapers?), starting tonight in Los Angeles, hitting San Francisco on Saturday, and then taking off all over the world, including a stop at (!) The Montreux Jazz Festival. Mosi Reeves has a dope article about The Juan Maclean in The San Francisco Chronicle this week, where frontman/producer John MacLean says that the band’s sound is “a consequence of making electronic/dance records for predominantly indie audiences.” I have such an indie crush on DFA Records, it’s ridiculous.

Rumpus contributing editor Ari Messer was a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian from 2006-2010. Here is his web life. More from this author →