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MAPS & ATLASES ANNOUNCE HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR AND UNVEIL ALBUM ART RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION THREE-TRACK SINGLE DEBUT RECORD, PERCH PATCHWORK, OUT JUNE 29TH

MAPS & ATLASES ANNOUNCE HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR AND UNVEIL ALBUM ART RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION THREE-TRACK SINGLE DEBUT RECORD, PERCH PATCHWORK, OUT JUNE 29TH

Barsuk Records is excited to announce that Maps & Atlases will be headlining a national summer tour. The Chicago-based quartet will kick off the tour in their hometown on June 26th and bring it to a close mid-August in Newport, KY. After putting out two EPs on indie label Sargent House, Maps & Atlases will release their debut full-length record, Perch Patchwork, June 29, 2010 on Barsuk Records. Filter says, “[Perch Patchwork] showcases the band’s songwriting chops with the intricate technical aspects of prog-art rock while keeping an accessible pop undertone.” The cover art for the album can now be seen and downloaded here:

“Solid Ground,” the first single from the new album, has already been receiving accoldaes in the press. NME named “Solid Ground” as one of the “10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week,” while going on to say, “This Chicago four-piece weld the intricate quirks of Animal Collective with a backdrop of clomping wooden guiros and woozy synths, while mastering the vocal melancholy of TV On The Radio so majestically that singer [Dave Davison] sounds like a Tunde Adebimpe in the making.”

The band has also released a limited edition, three-track single that is only available at the shows on this tour. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Solid Ground
2. Living Decorations (Demo)
3. Israeli Caves (String and Vocal Mix)

Maps & Atlases are currently engaged in a pre-album release tour supporting Frightened Rabbit. The Philadelphia Inquirer said of the band’s live show, “Maps & Atlases made virtuosity sound accessible. With swift and complex patterns of interlocked finger-tapped guitars and asymmetrical rhythms, the Chicago quartet displayed a startling level of technique and proficiency… definitely a new band to watch.”

Tour dates with Frightened Rabbit
5/6 – Southgate House (Newport, KY)
5/7 – The Old Rock House (St Louis, MI)
5/8 – Metro (Chicago, IL)
5/9 – Pabst Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)
5/10 – Varsity Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
5/12 – Bluebird Theatre (Denver, CO)
5/13 – Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT)
5/15 – Bitmore Cabaret (Vancouver, BC)
5/16 – Neumos (Seattle, WA)
5/17 – Berbati’s Pan (Portland, OR)
5/19 – The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA)
5/20 – Downtown Brew (San Luis Obispo)
5/22 – Casbah (San Diego, CA)
5/23 – Henry Fonda Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

Tour dates with Fang Island, Cults, & The Globes
6/26 – Subterranean (Chicago, IL) ^
6/27 – Green Festival (Chicago, IL)
7/6 – Firebird (St. Louis, MO) &
7/7 – TBD (Omaha, NE)&
7/9 – The Marquee (Denver, CO) &
7/10 – The Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO) &
7/11 – Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT) &
7/13 – Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR) &
7/14 – Media Club (Vancouver, BC) &
7/15 – Vera Project (Seattle, WA) &
7/16 – TBD (Eugene, OR)&
7/17 – Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco, CA) *&
7/19 – Howie & Son’s Pizza (Visalia, CA) *&
7/20 – Muddy Waters (Santa Barbara, CA)*&
7/21 – Casbah (San Diego, CA)*&
7/22 – Bootleg Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) *&
7/23 – Club Congress (Tucson, AZ) *&
7/25 – The Loft (Dallas, TX) *&
7/26 – Emo Jr’s (Austin, TX) *&
7/27 – Mango’s (Houston, TX) *&
8/05 – Blind Pig (Ann Arbor, MI) *
8/06 – Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH) *
8/07 – Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON) *
8/08 – Casa Del Popolo (Montreal, QC) *
8/10 – Space (Portland, ME)*
8/11 – Middle East upstairs (Boston, MA)*
8/12 – Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)*
8/13 – Knitting Factory (Brooklyn, NY)*
8/14 – Kung Fu Necktie(Philadelphia, PA)*
8/15 – Black Cat Backstage (Washington, DC)*
8/17 – Brillobox (Pittsburg, PA)*
8/18 – Southgate House (Newport, KY) *

^ w/ Fang Island
* w/ Cults
& w/ The Globes

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