Maps & Atlases to Release "Beware and Be Grateful" on April 17
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:00:46
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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.
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
4. Remote & Dark Years
5. Silver Self
7. Be Three Years Old
9. Old Ash
Are you still into Maps & Atlases? Or are you rocking GPS?