Maps & Atlases

Maps & Atlases

Maps & Atlases

Maps & Atlases released one of the best EPs of last year, and I’ve been fiending for some new material ever since. No word on any plans for a full-length, but they are embarking on a short West Coast tour:

Apr 3 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
Apr 5 – Towne Lounge – Portland, OR
Apr 7 – The Egg – San Francisco, CA (w/ Tera Melos)
Apr 8 – The Barnyard – Corvis, CA
Apr 9 – Silverlake Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 10 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA (w/ Nurses)

I’m particularly excited to see how this band holds up live, as much of their sound is based on ridiculous math rock virtuosity. The videos I’ve seen on YouTube, though most are of awful quality, suggest that they are just as tight as they are on their record. I just don’t understand how that guy can sing AND play those face melting riffs with that kind of precision. I recommend checking them out if you live near any of these shows… especially San Francisco. Tera Melos, as those of you who are familar will attest, is quite the experience.

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Download: Maps & Atlases – Every Place Is a House
Buy: Order Tree, Swallows, Houses at their Merchsquad page