((Maps & Atlases)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Chicago's Maps & Atlases make music that's hard to wrap your head around. You need a map to figure out where they're going. At first they sound like Don Caballero (of the "American Don" era) with their crazy time signatures and distortion-free rock-outs, but then at other times they sound like Danielson (mostly due to the singer's voice... as far as I know, he doesn't sing in a tree, though) crossed with a masculine version of Joanna Newsom's folk-freak-outs.

Whatever they're doing, it's different and really cool. You just got to keep up. They've recently toured with Rahim, Matt & Kim, and These Arms are Snakes. Chicago does it again.

Maps & Atlases - Winter by Loïc Marchand
Published June 11, 2010
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