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Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Editor


John Van Deusen Premieres New Video via Substream Magazine

John Van Deusen is thrilled to share a brand new music video for “Whatever Makes You Mine,” premiering now on Substream Magazine. The song comes from Van Deusen’s forthcoming album, (I Am) Origami Pt. 3 – A Catacomb Hymn, out  this Friday, July 19th via Tooth & Nail Records. Pre-orders are available now at http://jvd.lnk.to/origami.


The music video for ‘Whatever Makes You Mine’ was a collaboration between myself and director Ben Park. Ben and I had been discussing the possibility of writing and shooting a short horror film…and then we decided we could start with a music video to see how it felt working together,” shares Van Deusen. “We really had a great time shooting this video near the Salton Sea east of San Diego; it’s a hauntingly beautiful place. The beginning of the video features Slab City, a legendary desert community. The vehicle I’m driving around is my own car, ‘Elsa’. She’s the best.

He continues: “The creature that stalks me is supposed to be a combination of Sasquatch and something more cosmic. Obviously, it represents my own dark side. The theme of tension and duality within my own personality is prevalent on the album; I wanted to represent it visually in a simple and clear way.

John Van Deusen creates aggressively honest, thematically rich power pop. His style is built on a strange foundation of influences, resulting in an indie rock sound that feels both familiar and curious. From his early career in The Lonely Forest (Trans/Atlantic Records) to his recent outings as a solo recording artist, intimacy and vulnerability have been hallmarks of his songwriting. Consider his work as a little note that says, “It’s okay to not be okay.”

Van Deusen currently lives in Anacortes, Washington, with his wife and cat, and helps run a board game store. He also yells and plays bass in the hardcore punk band BUFFET.

(I Am) Origami Pt. 3 – A Catacomb Hymn will be released this Friday, July 19th through Tooth & Nail Records. For this album and its forthcoming sequel, Van Deusen teamed with producer and friend Andy D. Park (Pedro the Lion, Deep Sea Diver). Fans can pre-order it now at http://jvd.lnk.to/origami.

For More Information, please visit:

Website: www.johnvandeusen.com

Bandcamp: www.iamjohnvandeusen.bandcamp.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamjohnvandeusen

Twitter: www.twitter.com/johnvdmusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jvdmusic

(I Am) Origami Pt. 3 – A Catacomb Hymn Tracklisting:

    1. Whatever Makes You Mine
    2. Let Me Let You Use My Power
    3. Universal Will to Become
    4. Social Sucker
    5. Steal from Myself (It’s All About Me!)
    6. If All is Nothing / Nothing Must End
    7. Fly Away To Hell
    8. Nothing Ever Comes of It
    9. You Don’t Know What You’re Asking
    10. Numb

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