With summer in full blaze and new music, tours, and festivals popping up all over the horizon, it’s a good time to be a fan of music, but let me tell you, it’s a GREAT time to be a member of Maps & Atlases.
With their first full-length Perch Patchwork (Barsuk) now officially available (I bought my copy last night!), it seems like the band is finally getting the recognition we die-hard fans have been praying for. Fresh off of their tours with Frightened Rabbit and Drink Up Buttercup, another national tour has been announced with the likes of Cults and Laura Stevenson and the Cans, as well as a European tour to follow in the fall.
For those of you who have already purchased the album, I hope you are still listening to it nonstop. For those of you who haven’t WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?? RUN TO YOUR RECORD STORE, (OR COMPUTER) FAST!
Just kidding, but really, you should get it. I will have a review up by the end of the day, most likely. But while you are waiting to either wise up or save up, there are plenty of opportunities to have a listen at what the album is like via the many acoustic and performance sessions posted in the past week. Here’s a list:
This fresh Daytrotter session features old favorite “Israeli Caves” featured on PP, as well as newer tracks “Was” and “Living Decorations”. Also, there’s a new take on “Ted Zancha” from 2008’s You and Me and the Mountain.
BIG UGLY YELLOW COUCH
This video session features the first single “Solid Ground” as well as a visual performance of the instrumental track “Was”, and “Banished Be Cavalier”. Click here to see them all!