On July 16th, Ribbon Music will release on behalf of John Maus, throughout the world, a sixteen-song collection of music spanning eleven years of creative output, titled A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material.
Of the sixteen songs showcased, five: “This is the Beat,” “Castles in the Grave,” “Bennington,” “My Hatred is Magnificent,” and “No Title (Molly),” have appeared on previous compilations. Most notably “No Title (Molly)” was originally released on a flexi disc as part of Domino/Ribbon Music’s Record Store Day release Smugglers Way. Two songs: “Angel of the Night” and “Lost” have never been released on any format, nor across any media. The same can not be said of the remaining nine songs, the majority of which initially appeared on Demos 2011, a bundle of tracks originating from mausspace.com where they had been uploaded by their creator (John Maus) to be appreciated, if not reviewed, by those eager enough to search them out.
“Some of the songs are in fact just that – DEMOS. Better left unreleased”– John Maus.
Free Mp3: John Maus – Mental Breakdown