Mauno

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Really Well, the new record from Halifax band Mauno, is an expansive, idiosyncratic study in the creases in intimacy, authenticity, and labor, and the ways that music–
guitars, bass, drums, synths and vocals— can explore and express them. Written by vocalist/bassist Eliza Niemi, vocalist/guitarist Nick Everett, guitarist Scott Boudreau and drummer Adam White and recorded at Chad VanGaalen’s Calgary studio, the record collapses the personal and the professional within critiques of capitalism and creative labour. Musically, too, it is non-linear, jutting from the twisted, plucky indie-skiffle of the opener “Really, Really” to the charged post-punk march of “Half It”, to the spring-reverb-tweaked riffing of “Reeling II”, to the dreamy, sidestepping guitar pop of “Expectations”, to the gorgeous, macabre slow-jam of “Vampire”.

Lyrically, the record deals with Mauno’s preoccupations with the nature of creative labor, relationships, and the self under capitalism. They note that their critiques are filtered
through a lens of the absurd, turning them playful. “There’s something about humour and laughter that is very subversive and deeper than I think a lot of people realize”, Niemi says. “With these songs, I was trying to sort of dance on the line”. “There’s a double meaning to everything”, adds Everett. “You have to leave space for people to think. Where is the place for the listener if they’re not going to contribute their own thoughts, or their own interpretations?”

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Media

Press

08-22-2019

Mauno introduces new album with percussion-heavy track “Half It” – Earmilk

08-22-2019

Mauno “Take Care” streaming on Spingrey A Rockin’ Spring Spotify Playlist

08-22-2019

Mauno “Take Care” lands on Indie88’s BEST NEW INDIE: 9 SONGS YOU NEED TO DISCOVER THIS WEEK

08-22-2019

BRIGHT SPARKS: VOL. 26 features Mauno “Vampire” – Various Small Flames

08-22-2019

Birp! FM shares Mauno’s new single “Vampire”.

08-22-2019

Compact Cassette shares “Vampire” is from Mauno’s upcoming album ‘Really Well’

08-22-2019

BREEZY INDIE POP FROM MAUNO – Austin Town Hall

08-22-2019

Mauno Announce New Album ‘Really Well,’ Share “Vampire” Video – EXCLAIM!

08-22-2019

Undiscovered Gem: Mauno, Really Really on Alan Cross’ weekly music picks at The Edge!

08-22-2019

Post Trash – Fuzzy Meadows: The Week’s Best New Music featuring Mauno!

08-22-2019

ThrdCoast features Mauno – Really Really

08-22-2019

Tinnitist Indie Roundup | 12 New Tuesday Tunes. Some people take sports and fitness way too seriously. Then there’s Mauno.