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    John Maus

    Location: Austin, Minnesota Estimated Population: 24,718

    Maus is missing. Or at least he's hard to pinpoint. Though the Austin, Minnesota native has fallen off the map since his 2011 album We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves he's been making his brand of philosophically engaged deconstructivist pop from sheltered outposts of uncool for nearly ten years. Maus's academic career seems to be his preeminent concern at this juncture, but rest assured that whatever small college town he ends up in, he'll eventually someday send out more siren calls of glammed up post-OMD synth pop.