Just Frenetic Enough: Maps & Atlases

Maps & Atlases have left some of their math-rock tendencies behind for their colorful debut full-length LP, Perch Patchwork, out today.

The Chicago-based group didn’t drop all of their layered, rigorous attention to syncopation, however, and what’s left is an album that sounds like a themed mural that’s been splatter-painted with sparkly guitar riffs.

With more space to breathe, Dave Davison’s voice is free to take charge of the melodies, and he delivers a confident performance on each track.

Stylistically speaking, Perch Patchwork ranges all the way from Afro-beat to indie pop rock, while remaining heavily percussive and using embellishments to maximum potential.

Listen to the full album at their Myspace.

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2 responses to “Just Frenetic Enough: Maps & Atlases

  1. I just saw Maps & Atlases on Sunday. Great band to watch live since many of the members play mulitple instruments.

  2. Yeah I saw them a few months ago, and I have to agree. Great live band, and the new songs are even better!

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