Maps & Atlases Premiere “Remote & Dark Years” Video – Bunbury Music Festival on 7/15


Barsuk Records is excited to premiere the video for “Remote & Dark Years”, off Maps & Atlases’ sophomore full-length Beware & Be Grateful, out now. The video, which premiered on Noisey, was directed by George Salisbury, the principal art director and video director for the Flaming Lips.

Maps & Atlases will embark on a headlining tour this spring in support of Beware & Be Grateful, their new LP which debuted at #6 last week on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Chart and was the #1 added record at CMJ. The tour kicks off in their hometown, with a May 11th show at the Metro in Chicago, and wraps up on June 19th at Amsterdam Hall in St. Paul. The band recently returned from a successful European tour, which followed a short tour down to SXSW in March.

The album – 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 On Tour:

5/11 Chicago, IL – Metro

5/12 St Louis, MO – Firebird

5/14 Columbus, OH – The Basement

5/15 Akron, OH – Musica

5/16 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

5/17 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt

5/18 Boston, MA – Middle East

5/19 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands

5/21 New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall

5/22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

5/23 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel

5/24 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

5/25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl

5/26 Tampa, FL – Crowbar

5/27 Orlando, FL – The Plaza

5/28 Panama City, FL – A&M Theatre

5/29 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree

5/31 Dallas, TX – Sons of Herman Hall

6/1 Austin, TX – The Parish

6/2 Houston, TX – Free Press SummerFest

6/4 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

6/5 Phoenix, AZ – TBA

6/6 San Diego, CA – Casbah

6/7 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

6/8 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

6/9 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

6/11 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar

6/12 Vancouver, BC – Media Club

6/13 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe

6/15 Boise, ID – Neurolux

6/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

6/17 Denver, CO – Hi Dive

6/18 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room

6/19 St Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall

7/15 Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival