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    Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:00:46

    Maps & Atlases to Release "Beware and Be Grateful" on April 17 - They will also tour!

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    Maps & Atlases -- two navigation devices supplanted by GPS!

    They're also a band who will release their sophomore full-length Beware and Be Grateful on April 17.

    The band released a teaser trailer for the album, featuring the track "Remote And Dark Years," available at here.

    As ever, Maps & Atlases defy easy categorization, choosing to walk their own incomparable musical path. Beware and Be Grateful sees M&A's trademark experimentalism morphing to suit a more direct - though no less beguiling - songcraft. Fueled by a panoply of sonic influences, the album abounds with novel invention, spanning hymnal harmonies, percolating rhythms, even, in the case of centerpiece track, "Silver Self," a full-on guitar solo (though to be fair, it's unlike any solo previously committed to wax). Songs like "Remote And Dark Years" and "Fever" are gloriously liquid and lyrical, channeling M&A's tightly constructed creativity into a genuinely distinctive brand of boundary-busting, asymmetrical pop.

    Tour Dates:

    3/8 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
    3/9 Nashville, TN - The Mercy
    3/10 New Orleans, LA - Foburg Festival
    3/14 - 3/17 Austin, TX - SXSW 2012
    3/18 Dallas, TX - Bro Fest
    3/19 Hot Springs, AR - Valley of the Vapors Festival
    3/22 Memphis, TN - Fareveller Festival
    3/31 Bethelem, PA - NOWADAYS Festival
    4/16 Bristol, UK - Cooler
    4/17 London, UK - Garage
    4/18 Manchester, UK - Night and Day
    4/19 Glasgow, UK - Nice n Sleazys
    4/20 Leeds, UK - Brudenell
    4/22 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
    4/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
    4/24 Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
    4/25 Hamburg, Germany - haus III&70
    4/26 Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
    4/27 Frankfurt, Germany - Das Bett
    4/28 Paris, France - Fleche D'or

    Maps & Atlases Beware and Be Grateful Track Listing:

    1. Old & Gray
    2. Fever
    3. Winter
    4. Remote & Dark Years
    5. Silver Self
    6. Vampires
    7. Be Three Years Old
    8. Bugs
    9. Old Ash
    10. Important

    Are you still into Maps & Atlases? Or are you rocking GPS?

    —Katie Sheehan
    02.13.12



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