Monday, April 2, 2012

Maps & Atlases preview new LP with 'Fever'

By Frank Krolicki

Locally-based quartet Maps & Atlases are set to put out their sophomore album Beware & Be Grateful on April 17th, and are offering a taste right now with a free download of the track "Fever," which you can check out below. The tune slinks along with a breezy, lighthearted groove, with the earthy vocals of frontman Dave Davison guiding the melody forward. Honestly, I don't remember the band's music sounding so immediate or hooky before, and I'm liking the vibe.

Beware & Be Grateful follows 2010's Perch Patchwork and was recorded throughout 2011 with producer Jason Cupp at ARC Studios in Omaha. Fun fact: to coincide with the new music, Maps & Atlases have teamed with with Chicago roaster Intelligentsia to offer their own blend of coffee. You can get it along with a pre-order of the album here.

You can also check out the band live on Friday, May 11th at Metro, where they'll kick off a headlining tour in support of the record. 

Maps & Atlases - "Fever" by Barsuk Records

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