The Juan MacLean Announce In A Dream

The Juan MacLean Announce In A Dream, New Album Out 9/16 On DFA Records, their first single "A Place called Space" is now streaming and out on video

The Juan MacLean have weathered electroclash, disco-punk, electro-disco, techno, house, deep house, and whatever we can call the sound of today. They never feel totally in step with the moment, but somehow always feel right and necessary. Put differently: there’s always something exciting to say about the music, regardless of the release date.

Let’s start with Nancy Whang. Nancy’s voice has always been a kind of secret weapon on The Juan MacLean records, but this album is her triumph. Just take a look above at the album art where she’s front and center. This is the Nancy Show — you get all sides of Nancy on this record, a wide range of expression. These are all love songs, but emotions run wild. And you can’t pull this off without Nancy — she’s not living in these songs, she’s leading them.

The Juan MacLean always get away with EVERYTHING. For one, they always figure out a way to make the very old sound very new. For instance, the main groove on the album’s first track, “A Place Called Space,” is a combination of epic prog/rock, phased hi-hats, Moroder bass, vocals on delay, spacey lyrics. You’ve heard this before. But the surprise chorus halfway through is what makes it work: “It’s too late, don’t play your games here anymore,” Nancy sings. All that color and emotion . . . like she’s chastising the song itself. Secondly, they always GO THERE. The sounds you’re just not supposed to reach for, the Juan always reaches for.

The Juan MacLean’s In A Dream is out September 16th on DFA Records. Listen below to first single, “A Place Called Space.”

In A Dream tracklisting:

1. A Place Called Space

2. Here I Am

3. Love Stops Here

4. You Were a Runaway

5. Running Back To You

6. I’ve Waited For So Long

7. Charlotte

8. A Simple Design

9. The Sun Will Never Set On Our Love

The Juan MacLean DJ Dates:

Thu. June 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Verboten

Sat. June 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Morgan’s Pier

Fri. July 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

Fri. Aug. 1 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar

Sat. Aug. 2 – El Monte, CA @ HARD Summer 2014

Fri. Sept. 5 – Copenhagen, DK @ Rust

Sat. Sept. 6 – London, UK @ The Nest

Sun. Sept. 7 – Berlin, DE @ Panoramabar

Fri. Sept. 12 – Helsinki, FI @ Kaiku

Sat. Sept. 13 – Barcelona, ES @ Nitsa

Sat. Sept. 20 – Glasgow, UK @ Berkeley Suite

Sun. Sept. 21 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s

Fri. Sept. 26 – Bern, CH @ Club Bonsoir

Sat. Sept. 27 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum

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