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Monday, April 5, 2010

Maps & Atlases have new album, tour on the way

If you're here, it's probably because you like to find emerging artists (as do I).

Well, here's another one. If you don't already know Maps & Atlases, their from Chicago and have already put out 2 EPs on Sargent House (and if you like videos, here's a great one featuring Beaker)

M&A is now taking the next step, putting out their debut album on Barsuk this June (29 to be exact).

Perch Patchwork will likely meld the band's electric/technical side with their more radio friendly side.

in their own words - "It was great to be able to step outside of our live setting and imagine the songs in a different way," said guitarist Erin Elders about the recording process for Perch Patchwork. "Jason Cupp brought another dimension to the songs that was really exciting to hear. We were able to deconstruct them part by part and then rebuild each verse or chorus with a different sonic idea."


Continues singer/guitarist David Davison, "We went into the record with the understanding that the creation of the album would be separate from its existence as a live piece of music, which was really liberating."

tracklisting:
Will

The Charm
Living Decorations
Solid Ground
Is
Israeli Caves
Banished Be Cavalier
Carrying The Wet Wood
Pigeon
If This Is
Was
Perch Patchwork

Tour dates for a pre-album release tour have been confirmed. They are below:
4/10 - Huckleberry's Pizza Parlor (Rock Island, IL)^
4/11 - The Basement (Columbus, OH)*
4/12 - The Rex (Pittsburgh, PA)&
4/13 - The Space (Hamden, CT) *
4/14 - Great Scott (Boston, MA)*
4/15 - Maxwells (Hoboken, NJ)*
4/17 - SUNY Purchase (Purchase, NY)
4/18 - Clementines (Harrisonburg, VA)*
4/19 - Musica (Akron, OH)*
4/24 - Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
4/25 - Cats Cradle (Carrborro, NC)#
4/27 - Black Cat (Washington, DC)#
4/28 - Webster Hall (New York, NY)#
4/29 - Paradise (Boston, MA)#
4/30 - First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia, PA)#
5/1 - Pearl Street (Northampton, MA)#
5/3 - Petit Campus (Montreal, QC)#
5/4 - Opera House (Toronto, ONT)#
5/5 - Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH)#
5/6 - Southgate House (Newport, KY)#
5/7 - The Old Rock House (St Louis, MI) #
5/8 - Metro (Chicago, IL)#
5/9 - Pabst Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)#
5/10 - Varsity Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)#
5/12 - Bluebird Theatre (Denver, CO)#
5/13 - Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT)#
5/15 - Bitmore Cabaret (Vancouver, BC)#
5/16 - Neumos (Seattle, WA)#
5/17 - Berbati's Pan (Portland, OR)#
5/19 - The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA)#
5/22 - Casbah (San Diego, CA)#
^ w/Dark Dark Dark
& w/Vieux Farka Toure
* w/Drink Up Buttercup
# w/Frightened Rabbit
more album and tour news -
  • Against Me! will release the I Was A Teenage Anarchist Ep digitally on April 20 (it's the same tracks on their RSD special 7") and their new album, White Crosses is due June 8 - tour dates
  • Weezer is lined up for the Mile High Music Festival this August
  • RX Bandits headlining tour

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