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Maps & Atlases unveils debut LP and tour dates

on April 09, 2010, 11:45am

Since forming at Columbia College in Chicago six years ago, Maps & Atlases have self-released three EPs. Each new release gaining a “pop” flair, especially in their songwriting, but retaining the quartets’ dynamic playing styles and unique choices of instrumentation. With CoS becoming so fond of the foursome, they gained an invite to perform out our SXSW Day Party co-hosted by Elbo.ws and Music Slut.

Since parting ways with Sergeant House records, Maps & Atlases now find themselves calling Barsuk Records home, and are currently gearing up their debut full-length LP, Perch Patchwork. The album was produced by Jason Cupp, who has previously worked with acts including Nurses, Finch, and The Elected.

The much anticipated 12-track release will be available June 29th, but Maps & Atlases have made some of the tracks available for download, like “Solid Ground” which you can hear below, or streaming at their MySpace. To help further build the anticipation for the release, Maps & Atlases will be hitting the road for a pre-album release tour this spring with Drink Up Buttercup and Frightened Rabbit.

Check Out:
“SolidGround”

Perch Patchwork Tracklist:
01. Will
02. The Charm
03. Living Decorations
04. Solid Ground
05. Is
06. Israeli Caves
07. Banished Be Cavalier
08. Carrying The Wet Wood
09. Pigeon
10. If This Is
11. Was
12. Perch Patchwork

Maps & Atlases 2010 Tour Dates:
04/10 – Rock Island, IL @ Huckleberry’s Pizza #
04/11 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement ^
04/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater %
04/13 – Hamden, CT @ The Space ^
04/14 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
04/15 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s ^
04/17 – Purchase, NY @ Culture Shock
04/18 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Clementine 6
04/19 – Akron, OH @ Musica ^
04/24 – Norfolk, VA @ Campus Chaos 2010
04/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
04/27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
04/28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
04/29 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
04/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
05/01 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
05/03 – Montreal, QB @ Petit Campus *
05/04 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House *
05/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
05/06 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
05/07 – St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House *
05/08 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
05/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
05/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity House *
05/12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
05/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
05/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
05/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball *
05/17 – Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan *
05/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
05/20 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brewing, CO *
05/22 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *

# = w/ Dark Dark Dark
^ = w/ Drink Up Buttercup
% = w/ Vieux Farka Toure
* = w/ Frightened Rabbit