Juan Wauters Premiers Video for “Water”

Juan Wauters Premieres Video for "Water". Juan will play NY Record Release Show At Baby's All Right on Feb.16th. Will Tour With Mac DeMarco this April.

Directed by long-time collaborator Matt Volz, the video is comprised of footage taken from a recent trip back to Montevideo, Uruguay and serves as a tribute to the town and its people. As Juan interacts with the cherished traditions of his motherland, the video lionizes his favorite historical figures and architectural landmarks, as well as bringing reverence to some of his musical heroes; Nico Barcia, Ruben Rada and Dinamita Pereda (who all have cameos).

This Sunday he’ll perform N.A.P. in its entirety with Carmelle Safdie, Amanda Rodie (flute) and Matt Volz at Baby’s All Right with friends Household and La Rosas opening up. This Spring, Juan head’s south for Savannah Stopover Festival and then onto  SXSW. Following SXSW, he will then join label mate Mac DeMarco for a string of dates in April.

In 2000, Alberto Wauters left Uruguay to live in a basement in Queens. Two years later he called his son, Juan, to join him. Juan Wauters crossed the threshold into manhood when he arrived in New York. Working at a factory, the father and son pooled their money to bring their family to the borough of opportunity. With no friends to speak of, Juan turned to music to take control of the loneliness of his isolation. Juan was inspired by his new neighborhood of Jackson Heights and delighted to find that his library card gave him access to an abundance of new music.

On his debut solo record, N.A.P. North-American Poetry, Wauters dreams big; coming into his own as a singer. Building  on his songwriting, popularized by The Beets, Juan presents introspective tracks, like “Water” and “Sanity”, and reflections on humans’ relationship with technology in songs like Breathing—which features Carmelle Safdie. The record is completed, as always, by the artwork of dear friend and  longtime collaborator Matthew Volz, who has honed the trademark visual aesthetic of Juan’s music. This album is a selection of recordings made between the fall of 2010 and the summer of 2012 at Marlborough Farms. 

Live, Juan shares the stage with a revolving cast of international musicians of the highest caliber: vocalist Carmelle Safdie (Israel), multi-instrumentalist Tall Juan Zaballa (Argentina), percussionist Chie Mori (Japan), and flutist Amanda Rodi (Mexico). Matthew Volz heightens this lively and mood-altering experience with his painted banners, personal objects and manually manipulated light show.


1. Let Me Hip You To Something
2. Sanity or Not
3. Lost in Soup
4. Escucho Mucho
5. Woke Up Feeling Like Sleeping
6. Water

7. Goo
8. All Tall Mall Will Fall
9. Continue To Be You
10. Breathing (feat. Carmelle)
11. How Do They All Do? (feat. Carmelle)
12. Ay Ay Ay

02/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
03/06 – Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazzar
03/07 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover
03/08 – Nashville, TN – Freakin’ Weekend
03/09 –  Tallahassee, FL – Liberty Bar
03/11 – 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/19 – Harrisburg, PA – Little Amps
03/31 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
04/01 – Oberlin, OH – Dionysus (the ‘Sco) at Oberlin
04/02 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
04/03 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
04/04 – Wakefield, QC – Blacksheep *
04/05 – Sherbrooke, QC – Boquébierè *
04/06 – Montreal, QC – Societe des Arts Technologiques *
04/07 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs *
04/09 – New York, NY – Webster Hall+
04/10 – Durham, NC – Duke University Coffeehouse +
04/11 – Atlanta, GA – Goat Farm Arts Center +
04/12 – Baton Rouge, LA – Mud and Water +
04/13 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Outside +
04/14 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s Saloon +
04/15 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s +
04/16 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In +
04/7 – Asheville, NC- Grey Eagle Tavern +
04/18 – Philadelphia, PA- Underground Arts +*

w/ Amen Dunes & Mac DeMarco
+ Mac DeMarco


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