Juan Wauters @ Substation Seattle

With Gus Englehorn 🎹

📸: Juan Wauters

Tuesday, June 27th • Doors at 7 pm

Indie music fixture Juan Wauters is hitting the road again. Wauters is known for his jangly folk-inspired solo DIY rock and as a frequent collaborator with artists like Mac DeMarco and Homeshake. Before 2020, Wauters was a voracious touring artist, a lifestyle halted by the pandemic. Supporting the release of his sixth album, Wandering Rebel, Wauters is back up and traveling, landing in Seattle on June 27th with support from Gus Englehorn.

Wandering Rebel is full of frank observational lyricism, telling Wauters’ experience of transitioning from a transient life to a relatively stable and consistent one. He spent his time in lockdown between his home in New York City and his birthplace of Montevideo, Uruguay. The first single from the record, “Modus Operandi” (featuring fellow New Yorker Frankie Cosmos), opines on the mass exodus from New York that Wauters observed in 2020. He mourns how many people abandoned the city for the suburbs—though Wauters himself sometimes gives in to the niceties of life slowing down during Covid lockdowns. (He wrote much of Wandering Rebel in a remote beach town in Uruguay.) 

Montreal-based musician Gus Englehorn joins Juan Wauters on this tour, bringing indie-pop sensibility to the stage. Check out Englehorn’s rich collection of music videos and short tour documentaries to get acquainted with his chiller style.

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Miranda Hardy

Miranda is a Seattle-based writer, musician, and gal about town. You can find her at the library, your local bar’s karaoke night, and staring longingly at the Ballard Locks. Don’t ask her about AI, pop music, or why she loves Seattle because you’ll never get your ear back.