Maps & Atlases play Hare & Hounds Birmingham
We’re teaming up with Birmingham Promoters to bring Chicago’s finest Maps & Atlases to Birmingham!
In a musical landscape pitted with pop stars and pigeonholes, Maps & Atlases defy easy categorization, choosing to walk their own incomparable path.
Latest album ‘Beware and Be Grateful’ builds upon the Chicago-based band’s acclaimed Barsuk Records debut, ‘Perch Patchwork’, melding their trademark experimentalism with a more direct – though no less beguiling – songcraft. The new album abounds with invention, spanning hymnal harmonies, percolating rhythms – all gloriously liquid and lyrical, channeling M&A’s maximalist creativity into a truly inviting brand of boundary-busting, asymmetrical pop.
Since their formation in 2004, Maps & Atlases have captured the indie imagination with polyrhythmic beats, elaborate melodies, and post-rock ingenuity. With its blend of avant garde audacity and pop craftsmanship, ‘Beware and Be Grateful’ stands firmly in the great art rock tradition, a model synthesis of novelty and tradition, of listen ability and invention. Maps & Atlases have crafted a collection of resplendently human music, its intricate dynamics wholly matched by ornate wells of deep emotion.
MAPS & ATLASES PLAY HARE & HOUNDS BIRMINGHAM ON THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2013. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.
Check out this live performance of ‘Everyplace Is A House’:
Watch the video for ‘Solid Ground’ below: