Pitchfork Review: Perch Patchwork
Maps & Atlases Perch Patchwork [Barsuk; 2010] “Maps & Atlases released a few EPs before Perch Patchwork, their debut full-length, and the band has done a fair amount of growing up in the meantime. Those early releases were classic math-rock, typified by busy guitar lines borrowed from 90s bands like Don Caballero. Maps & Atlases are far from the only band from Chicago to...
Maps & Atlases is, in a word, eclectic. Citing influences from Ornette Coleman to Jethro Tull to David Bowie and coming together from all corners of the country, the quartet’s mutual love for classic rock and layered guitars converged while attending school at Columbia College in Chicago. They generated quite the buzz after their debut EP Tree, Swallows, Houses and eventually signed with...
DAYTROTTER: Maps & Atlases
Vacationing Daydreams Of The Times Before Words by Sean Moeller CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO MAPS & ATLASES DAYTROTTER “If we’ve asked it once, we’ll ask it a thousand times: Where did Dave Davison come from and where is he continually coming from? These are natural questions that seem to formulate every time the Chicago musician and lead singer for Maps & Atlases...
INTERVIEW: Paste Magazine
Best of What’s Next: Maps & Atlases After years of practicing, touring, playing live shows, practicing some more, releasing four EPs and then meeting some nice people from Barsuk Records while out on the road, Chicago-based quartet Maps & Atlases are finally on the cusp of releasing their first full-length album, Perch Patchwork (out June 29). The record is a 12-track collection of...
BIG UGLY YELLOW COUCH: Videos
Thanks to Big Ugly Yellow Couch for having Maps & Atlases stop by and recording some tunes. Click Read more to see more
Space City Rock Review of BWAB
Cast Spells, Bright Works and Baton Bright Works and Baton, the first EP by Cast Spells, is something to be played at a summer barbeque or other such lazy social event. It’s bright and pleasant, and it’s not one of those that has to “grow on you,” or that requires a “refined taste” in music. You’ll find that even your most critical impulses will be quelled by Dave Davison’s friendly,...
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MAPS & ATLASES : Solid Ground
Check out the Wild Honey Pie video session of an impromptu acoustic we did of Solid Ground shot in NYC before our show at Webster Hall with Frightened Rabbit