Published Apr 15, 2010Chicago-based math rock quartet Maps & Atlases have been going strong for six years, touring extensively and marking the release of two albums. Most recently, the band put out their excellent 2008 effort You and Me and the Mountain on Sargent House. Now, they've signed with Barsuk and are preparing their third album for mass consumption.
The 12-track record is called Perch Patchwork and will be released this summer on June 29. According to a label announcement, the album features "pop songs with a magnificent aptitude for texture and a distinctive blend of both the intricate and organic" and "melds the technicality of progressive music and the idiosyncrasies of art rock into a fascinating and oddly accessible sound."
Prior to the album's release, the band are out on a lengthy North American tour that includes Canadian stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Also, album track "Solid Ground" is now available on to download here.
2. "The Charm"
3. "Living Decorations"
4. "Solid Ground"
6. "Israeli Caves"
7. "Banished Be Cavalier"
8. "Carrying The Wet Wood"
10. "If This Is"
12. "Perch Patchwork"
4/15 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
4/17 Purchase, NY - Culture Shock
4/18 Harrisonburg, VA - The Clementine 6
4/19 Akron, OH - Musica
4/24 Norfolk, VA - Campus Chaos 2010
4/25 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
4/27 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
4/28 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
4/29 Boston, MA - Paradise *
4/30 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
5/1 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street *
5/3 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus *
5/4 Toronto, ON - Opera House *
5/5 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
5/6 Newport, KY - Southgate House *
5/7 St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House *
5/8 Chicago, IL - Metro *
5/9 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater *
5/10 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity House *
5/12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
5/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
5/15 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret *
5/16 Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball *
5/17 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan *
5/19 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
5/20 San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brewing, CO *
5/22 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
* with Frightened Rabbit