Juan Wauters Collaborates With Frankie Cosmos

Juan Wauters collaborates with Frankie Cosmos on "Modus Operandi." The song is off Wauters' forthcoming album Wandering Rebel
Juan Wauters collaborates with Frankie Cosmos on "Modus Operandi"

Juan Wauters, shares his second single “Modus Operandi (ft. Frankie Cosmos)” off forthcoming album, Wandering Rebel, out June 2 via Captured Tracks. The release is accompanied by a video directed by Fatos Marishta, which features Frankie Cosmos and Juan roaming NYC aimlessly, trying to communicate on their flip phones. The album features many other familiar female collaborators like Y La Bamba and Zoe Gotusso, who sings on his first single “Milanesa al Pan.”.

Quote from director Fatos Marishta: The idea of Modus Operandi is that even though Juan lives elsewhere now, his essence stays in New York. Sometimes he’s in NY, sometimes he’s not, he can be anywhere. We shot through one week in two different countries with Juan wandering through the streets of Montevideo during the inaugural carnaval parade and Greta in Union Square, NYC. As they are having a conversation about New York City, Greta senses and sees Juan in the vicinity but can’t seem to reach him.

We stuck to the street style shooting on Digital/miniDV cameras and the process was exciting to see unfold in a back and forth from opposite sides of the hemisphere, which we see come together in Modus Operandi.

There’s freedom to be found in consistency. Until recently, Juan Wauters may not have agreed with this statement. As a touring musician and multinational citizen, transience had always come naturally to him. Circumstance, however, recently prompted him to reconsider the benefits of staying in one place: “During COVID I discovered / that I like stability,” he muses on the title track of his new album, “but the world still sees me / as a wandering rebel.” His most introspective work to date, Wauters’ sixth solo album Wandering Rebel finds the artist taking stock of how he’s changed, how the world sees him, and what he wants out of life.

Wauters has spent the better part of the last decade on the road. When he wasn’t touring or recording, he was gathering material, traversing Latin America to write his 2019 Spanish-language opus La Onda de Juan Pablo, then heading North to collaborate with friends like Mac DeMarco, Homeshake, Nick Hakim and more for 2021’s boisterous Real Life Situations. Apart from intermissions in his home base of Jackson Heights, Queens, Wauters has been notoriously hard to pin down.

For a brief period during the writing process, Wauters spent a month alone in a remote Uruguayan beach town, armed with only an iPad (which he charged using a solar panel) and his thoughts. In the end, only one song from this stint made it onto Wandering Rebel (“Mensaje Codificado”), but somehow the entire album feels as if it’s written from this vantage point: an artist, back in his home country, looking out at the world and considering the life that’s led him there. The album is anchored in Juan’s signature Latin-influenced indie folk.

Juan Wauters
Wandering Rebel
Captured Tracks

1. Eloping
2. Milanesa al Pan (ft. Zoe Gotusso)
3. Nube Negra (ft. Y La Bamba)
4. Amor, Amor
5. Modus Operandi (ft. Frankie Cosmos)
6. Bolero (ft. Super Willy K)
7. Mensaje Codificado
8. Millionaire
9. Wandering Rebel (ft. John Carroll Kirby)
10. Carriage
11. Let Loose
12. En Un Barrio De Montevideo

Juan Wauters 2023 Tour Dates US TOUR:

Thur, June 1 – Hudson, NY – The Half Moon
Fri ,June 2 – Freeport, ME – Desert of Maine
Sat, June 3 – Cambridge, MA – Lilypad
Sun, June 4 – Philly, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Tue, June 6 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
Wed, June 7 – Louisville, KY – PORTAL
Thur, June 8 – Rock Island, IL – Rozz Tox
Fri, June 9 -Chicago, IL – Avondale Music Hall
Sat, June 10 – Detroit, MI – Lager House
Mon, June 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Tue, June 13 – Charlotte, NC – Petra’s
Wed, June 14 – DC,DC – Comet Ping Pong
Tue, June 27 – Seattle, WA – Substation
Wed, June 28 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir/ Monqui
Fri, June 30 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
Sat, July 1 – Modesto, CA – Greens on Tenth
Sun, July 2 – Los Angeles, CA – ECHO
Mon, July 3 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room at House of Blues
Wed, July 5 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
Thur, July 6 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Fri, July 7 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister
Sat, July 8 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
Mon, July 10 – Oklahoma, OK – Res Head
Tue, July 11 – Austin, TX – The Ballroom
Wed, July 12 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Thu, July 13 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
Fri, July 14 – Nashville, TN – Third Man
Sun, July 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made

Pre-order Wandering Rebel by Juan Wauters HERE


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