MAPS & ATLASES

MAPS & ATLASES

Prism Tats, opener tba

Wednesday 6/6

8:00 pm

$16-18

This event is all ages

ADV TIX $16 / DOORS 18. Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled. Orders exceeding the 6 ticket limit subject to cancellation.

 

MAPS & ATLASES
MAPS & ATLASES
In a musical landscape pitted with pop stars and pigeonholes, Maps & Atlases defy easy categorization, choosing to walk their own incomparable path. 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, even, in the case of centerpiece track "Silver Self," a full-on guitar solo. Songs like "Remote and Dark Years" and "Winter" are gloriously liquid and lyrical, channeling M&A's maximalist creativity into a truly inviting brand of boundary-busting, asymmetrical pop.

"Beyond the obvious -- the once dumbfoundingly technical group easing into a more relaxed, mature version of originality -- is the audible sense of Maps & Atlases seeking out their true identity as a band, sonic explorations drawing them closer to the heart. Think of a group like Thrice, who sound markedly more like their raw selves on their last few ambient rock records than they did as just another post-hardcore act in the early aughts. Or the Beatles, who began with almost rote Chuck Berry facsimiles and and wound up with 'I Am the Walrus.'" --Billboard
Prism Tats
Prism Tats
Using guitars, vocals and sparse electronic elements, Prism Tats (aka South African transplant Garett van der Spek) pulls from various visual and musical inspirations to create waking dream sub-realities that devastate and elate.
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com