Trials + Tribulations

I wanted to Tell Her
November 10, 2011, 1:57 pm
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Holy Ghost! put up this fun cover of Ministry’s “I Wanted to Tell Her” on Green Label Sound for free download. It features their DFA buddies Nancy Whang and Juan Maclean and lots of jittery grooves. Great bassline too. Maybe you can hear it on their current tour?

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Holy Ghost! – I Wanted to Tell Her (ft. Nancy Whang & Juan Maclean)

You can download it right here. Video coming soon! Here’s the original for comparison.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Ministry – I Wanted to Tell Her

Can’t Let Go
July 7, 2011, 5:48 pm
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Juan Maclean’s main man has a new project up his sleeve.

Built on tracks he felt were too “house-y” to be included amongst the more song-oriented singles on a proper The Juan MacLean release, Peach Melba is Maclean’s vehicle for releasing a stream of upcoming DJ friendly 12″s. The project’s output is decidedly faithful to the blueprint of those aforementioned early productions, emphasizing rolling melodies and big vocal hooks.

The first 12″ of this series is set to be released July 27th. It’s called “Can’t Let Go,” and it’s backed by a dub, and a “dub of dub” which strips the song down to its basic elements.

Pre-order the 12″ now from DFA.

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The Field Maclean
April 16, 2009, 4:31 pm
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DFA darlings The Juan Maclean are hitting the road with a full band line-up in support of their fabulous new record The Future Will Come. Joining them on tour will be The Field, who are also releasing a new album, Yesterday & Today in May.

05/21: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
05/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Pure
05/23: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
05/27: Miami, FL @ Liv @ Fountainbleu
05/29: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
05/30: Houston, TX @ Numbers
05/31: Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard
06/03: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
06/04: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
06/05: Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon Hollywood
06/06: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
06/07: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
06/08: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
06/09: Vancouver, BC @ Richards on Richards
06/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
06/12: Denver, CO @ Beta
06/13: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
06/16: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
06/17: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
06/18: Toronto, ON @ Tattoo
06/19: Montreal, QC @ Les Saints

The Future Has Come
April 7, 2009, 10:10 am
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juanmaclean1DFA is offering up The Juan Maclean’s rad new album The Future Will Come one week early on iTunes. It even comes with a bonus track called “Everybody Get Close” which has some robot vocals over a decidedly funky beat. Reminds me of more Less Than Human. And even drops some lyrics from “Find a Way” from the Find a Way EP. Oh yeah, and it’s only $5.99!  Need it. If you want it on CD or vinyl, you’ll have to wait a little while more. You can preorder it from Insound.

One Day (Lazaro Casanova Haunted Dub)

I just wish he’d have left some more of vocals on the track…

Next Friday, John and Nancy are playing a show in NYC. Here’s the flyer:


Future Perfect
March 27, 2009, 8:27 am
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2106458930_582667f847_o1When John Maclean isn’t making sweet new music with Nancy Whang as Juan Maclean, he’s DJing around the world. He made a special little mix for magzine XLR8R. This one’s got some great tracks on it, including his incredibly awesome single “Happy House.”

♫ The Juan Maclean – Future Perfect Mix

01 Hawkwind – “10 Seconds of Forever” – (United Artists Records)
02 The Juan MacLean – “The Simple Life” – (DFA)
03 Force Of Nature – “I-Ight” – (Mule Music)
04 Putsch 79 – “Gibson” – (White Label)
05 Hercules and Love Affair – “Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)” – (DFA)
06 Todd Terje – “Wanda Rode Again” – (RVNG)
07 Cashmere – “Say U Will” – (Data Records)
08 The Reese Project – “Direct Me (Joey Negro Remix)” – (Network)
09 The Juan MacLean – “Happy House” – (DFA)
10 Soulwax – “NY Excuse (NY Lipps Version)” – (PIAS)
11 Charles B – “Lack Of Love” – (Desire Records)

Hear if You Try
March 26, 2009, 7:26 am
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I love how much this track sounds like Metronomy. It needs a Metronomy remix so bad. I love the holograms in this video. And Nancy Whang. And John “Juan” Maclean. This is just an awesome song and a good video with nice graphics. I just wish there were a little more than acting sullen.

The One Day is out now. The Mark Romboy & Lazaro Casanova remixes sound promising.

You’ll Realize That I’m the One
February 9, 2009, 11:05 am
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Here’s the first single taken from The Juan Maclean‘s new CD The Future Will Come, replete with synthy strings, boy-girl verses, falsettos, and sounding like today’s version of Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me.’ Would love to hear this track remixed by Metronomy. Sounds like their kind of fodder.

The Juan Maclean – One Day
Removed at request.