Deadmau5 :: released October 02 2009
His name may conjure up images of a lifeless rodent, but the Canadian born self- confessed techno geek otherwise known as DEADMAU5 (pronounced Dead Mouse) punches like a heavyweight. On October 2, the Grammy-nominated, Juno Award-winning electronic music sensation who has racked up more than 5,000,000 hits on MySpace will unleash his second album --titled FOR LACK OF A BETTER NAME--and then set off on a massive world tour which sees him grace the stage at the forthcoming Stereosonic festival here in Australia (where he is billed as THE HEADLINING act – well ahead of Fedde Le Grand, The Bloody Beetroots and all the rest).
Over the last two years, DEADMAU5 has gone from near obscurity to becoming an international superstar as an innovative live performer. This past spring he sold out two nights at New York City's Webster Hall and one night at Hollywood, CA's legendary 4,000- capacity Palladium. This summer he'll perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Electric Zoo in New York, Glastonbury in the U.K. and a host of other European festivals. Locally, the deadmau5 name in Australia is synonymous with sold-out festival crowds and bone shaking, sweat dripping club tours, having graced our shores on three different tours over the past 2 years, developing a hugely committed fan base along the way.
On For Lack Of A Better Name, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2008 debut Random Album Title, DEADMAU5 takes a different turn by incorporating various styles of music into multi-blocks of songs. The album will include "Ghosts 'N' Stuff," featuring Pendulum's Rob Swire, and the title track, both of which he'll perform on tour.