Although not as blaring as former Sargent House label-mates and recent ATG favorites Tera Melos, Maps & Atlases have also been known for their quirky variety of math rock. Seriously, these dudes have dropped guitar riffs angular enough to put Pythagoras to shame. The Chicago four-piece’s latest release, Perch Patchwork, sees the band’s usual eccentricity infused with a hefty dose of melodic pop and folk. The result is an album that is a hell of a lot more accessible than their first two EP’s but still fresh and interesting. The guys recently released a video for their soulful single, “Solid Ground,” which you can watch above. Perch Patchwork is out now on Barsuk Records.
MP3: Maps & Atlases – “Solid Ground”
Great video, even better song.
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