Maps & Atlases just released their full-length, Beware & Be Grateful, today via Barsurk. The album - which follows the Chicago-based band’s acclaimed 2010 debut, Perch Patchwork - was recorded last year in a series of week-long sessions at Omaha’s ARC Studios with producer Jason Cupp (Nurses, Good Old War) once again behind the board.

Since their formation in 2004, Maps & Atlases have captured the indie imagination with their extraordinarily artful amalgamation of polyrhythmic beats, elaborate melodies, & post-rock ingenuity. The band toured hard from the get-go, honing their kinetic time signatures and inventive energy through countless live shows as both headliner & alongside such artists as Broken Bells, Frightened Rabbit, Circa Survive, Cults, and RX Bandits.

The band will embark on a headlining tour this spring in support of the sophomore LP. The tour kicks off in their hometown, with a May 11th show at the Metro in Chicago, and wraps up on June 19th at Amsterdam Hall in St. Paul. Earlier this month, the band headed on a brief tour, which included a successful run at SXSW.

During their visit at SXSW, Alysha Nett met with them for a quick interview. Check it out below & download the single “Fever”, dates from the upcoming headlining tour right after.



“Fever” ϟ download



    Upcoming live dates:

    04.17 London, UK - Garage
    04.18 Manchester, UK - Night and Day
    04.19 Glasgow - Nice ‘N Sleazy
    04.20 Leeds, UK - Brudenell
    04.22 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
    04.23 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
    04.24 Cologne, Germany - Gebaeude 9
    04.25 Hamburg, Germany - Haus III&70
    04.26 Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
    04.27 Frankfurt, Germany - Das Bett
    04.28 Paris, France - Fleche D’or
    05.11 Chicago, IL - Metro
    05.12 St Louis, MO - Firebird
    05.14 Columbus, OH - The Basement
    05.15 Akron, OH - Musica
    05.16 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
    05.17 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
    05.18 Boston, MA - Middle East
    05.19 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
    05.21 New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall
    05.22 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
    05.23 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
    05.24 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
    05.25 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
    05.26 Tampa, FL - Crowbar
    05.27 Orlando, FL - The Plaza
    05.28 Panama City, FL - A&M Theatre
    05.29 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
    05.31 Dallas, TX - Sons of Herman Hall
    06.1 Austin, TX - The Parish
    06.2 Houston, TX - Free Press SummerFest
    06.4 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
    06.5 Phoenix, AZ - TBA
    06.6 San Diego, CA - Casbah
    06.7 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
    06.8 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
    06.9 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
    06.11 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
    06.12 Vancouver, BC - Media Club
    06.13 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
    06.15 Boise, ID - Neurolux
    06.16 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
    06.17 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
    06.18 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
    06.19 St Paul, MN - Amsterdam Hall

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