Maps & Atlases Announce Tour, Cover Contest

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Barsuk Records is excited to announce that Maps & Atlases are continuing to tour in support of their latest album Beware & Be Grateful. The tour, which begins this week and wraps up late September, includes headlining dates, as well as shows with St. Vincent, Yo La Tengo, Frank Turner & Murder By Death. The band has been busy touring throughout the summer, and recently debuted Daytrotter, KEXP & Wild Honey Pie sessions.

Maps & Atlases have also announced a cover video contest for their song “Fever.” Fans are invited to cover the track on video and upload to YouTube. The band will hand-select one winner, and an additional winner will be chosen by the fans, based on the highest number of “likes” for the video. Winners will receive a new Fender Pawn Shop series guitar, alongside a Fender string/accessory pack. The band released a video announcing the contest, available for posting HERE, and more details can be found HERE.

Beware & Be Grateful – which follows the Chicago-based band’s acclaimed 2010 debut, Perch Patchwork – was recorded last year in a series of week-long sessions at Omaha’s ARC Studios with producer Jason Cupp (Nurses, Good Old War) once again behind the board.

Since their formation in 2004, Maps & Atlases have captured the indie imagination with their extraordinarily artful amalgamation of polyrhythmic beats, elaborate melodies, and post-rock ingenuity.  The band toured hard from the get-go, honing their kinetic time signatures and inventive energy through countless live shows as both headliner and alongside such artists as Broken Bells, Frightened Rabbit, Circa Survive, Cults, and RX Bandits.

 

Maps & Atlases Tour Dates:

08/11 – CD101 Summerfest @ The LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH +

08/17 – River Roots Live @ LeClaire Park – Davenport, IA

08/24 – Shadow Lounge – Pittsburgh, PA

08/25 – The Depot – York, PA

08/26 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

09/01 – Goose Island Beer Co. – Chicago, IL &

09/08 – Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA ^

09/09 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ

09/10 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT

09/11 – The Met – Pawtucket, RI

09/12 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA %

09/13 – Stony Brook University – Stony Brook, NY

09/14 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY %

09/16 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY %

09/17 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

09/19 – Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA

09/20 – Emerald Lounge – Asheville, NC

09/21 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN

09/22 – Stickyz RocknRoll Chiken Shack – Little Rock, AR

09/23 – The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

09/25 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

09/26 – Mojos – Columbia, MO

09/27 – The Bluebird – Bloomington, IN $

09/28 – Subkirke – South Bend, IN

+ – with Metric, The Lumineers, Ben Kweller, Tanlines, Atlas Genius, Civil Twilight

& – with St. Vincent, Kelly Hogan

^ – with Yo La Tengo and Frank Turner

% – with Jukebox The Ghost

$ – with Murder By Death

http://mapsandatlases.org/