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The Juan Maclean

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New Hampshire, United States (2005 – present)

Prior to becoming one of the most significant acts on the DFA label, John Maclean was a member of Sub Pop band Six Finger Satellite. Initially, Six Finger Satellite fit in with the remainder of the Sub Pop roster, but after one EP, they took a sharp turn into herky-jerky that was inspired by Devo, Big Black, and Suicide instead of Black Sabbath, The Stooges, and Led Zeppelin.

By the time they went to record their final album, 1998’s Law Of Ruins, began to play a major role, and so did LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, who produced, engineered, and mixed the sessions, in addition to running the band’s live sound. When the band broke up, Maclean’s aggravated emotional state and long-term drug addiction took him low enough to provoke a move from New York to New Hampshire and a drastic change in lifestyle.
Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy, who were getting the DFA label off the ground, provoked Maclean to become interested in making music again. Using the name the Juan Maclean, Maclean took the sound of his defunct band to the dancefloor, retaining flashes of and ’70s experimental electronics while grafting bits of early , , , and . A handful of singles - including DFA highlights You Can’t Have It Both Ways and Give Me Every Little Thing - led to 2005’s Less Than Human, the first album credited to the Juan Maclean. Tito’s Way was released as a single with remixes by Booka Shade and Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas.

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  • justfetus

    i don't know, i may enjoy listening to the juan maclean's music more than lcd's nowadays. They're pretty different overall, but still.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Dr_Wally

    John's finally figured out that Nancy is the best vocalist for his band. Props to him for stepping slightly to the left and letting her go for it. They're making better music for it.

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • no-thanks

    Huh, apparently I didn't used to like them. Lyrics on the new one are all pretty silly cliche but I sure can't stop listening!

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • jlegend369

    SOOOOOO DOPE! I'm a TJM newbie, but I love the album!

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • scarredforlyfe

    "love stops here" tho

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • DCozmonaut

    now that's an AAALBUM

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • h_r_f_d

    in a dream is fucking phenomenal

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • thevelouriaopum

    In a dream, it goes right into my bloodstream. In a dream, where the ghosts of dance floors past appear before you with phantasmagoric sheen. In a dream, where the grooves coalesces into pure sonic beam. In a dream, I met Donna Summer and we had darjeeling tea with creme. She told me that disco would be proud of The Juan Maclean. The tea grows cold, but In A Dream remains scorching hot. In A Dream, may you find The Juan Maclean. And may your listening experience be a glorious experience.

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • GAS0LINE

    Whoop whoop! New album downloading as I type!

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • chewtoy

    Overall new album sounds conventional and dull. Shame.

    11 Sep 2014 Reply
  • dogpark

    NEW ÁLBUM OMFG AWESOME!

    11 Sep 2014 Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    The new album is so groovy. Loving it.

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • AntBeeMomofuku

    Love these cats! Juan is sexy as hell!

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Tahula

    Synthesizer fans & lovers & addicts are all welcomed! http://www.last.fm/group/Synthesizer

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • st0larz

    except lcd john maclean is the best dfa artist

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • jesuselizondoh

    @robmor WTFF??

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • robmor

    If you like those, then you'l love woes of those who knows no one's nose is alone in smelling.

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • rainstreaked

    tonight

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • costniack

    give me every little thing!

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • pauliscooler

    Шикарно!

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
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