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Maps & Atlases 7/6/10 + Video

Maps & Atlases 7/6/10 myspace.com/mapsandatlases
Written by Tim Gravlin
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  • Date Recorded: July 6, 2010
  • Artist / Band: Maps & Atlases
  • Hosting Show: Wrong Division
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg and Matt Goad

The style of Maps & Atlases assimilates itself into multiple applications: The complex, mathematical beats prove suitable for serious listening, while the pop-oriented flair provides the means to move along with it. The Chicago band turned in a rare acoustic session in the KDHX studios.

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The math-alternative rockers formed in the fall of 2004 and currently consist of: Dave Davison (guitar/vocals), Shiraz Dada (bass), Erin Elders (guitar), Chris Hainey (drums). The band self released three EPs from 2004 to 2006: Bird Barnyard, a split EP with the Antenora, and Tree, Swallows, Houses. In 2008 their EP You and Me and the Mountain came out on the independent Sargent House label. The band's most recent album Perch Patchwork was released June 29, 2010 on the Barsuk (North America) record label. The foursome wraps up the American portion of its tour in Chicago on September 5, 2010, where the group will then proceed to tour Europe.

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