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Beware and Be Grateful
April 17, 2012
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The Chicago quartet Maps & Atlases shows noted growth on the follow-up to their complex and off-kilter 2010 Barsuk debut Perch Patchwork. Beware still contains Maps & Atlases' trademarks--intricate guitar lines and fret-tapping, Dave Davison's squalling vocals--but the songs, particularly album standouts "Fever" and "Vampires," have an added hypnotic pop zing and sheen.
Beware and Be Grateful is out this upcoming Tuesday, April 17. As a preview, Barsuk is offering a free download of "Winter" right now. Click here to get it.
Maps & Atlases are currently on a European tour. They'll be in Seattle on Wednesday, June 13, headlining the Crocodile.