Chicago’s Maps & Atlases are excited to debut “Solid Ground” today, the first video from their debut full-length Perch Patchwork and announce tour dates this November across the midwest and east coast.
Directed by Taryn Gould and Emily Kowalczyk, “Solid Ground” depicts the quartet attempting to lure lead singer Dave Davison back ashore while he drifts between states of consciousness. Filmed over a weekend in the beautiful Berkshires in western Massachusetts the video debuted earlier on MTV2’s Subterranean and MTVu. Check it out below:
Maps & Atlases “Solid Ground” (Video)
Also recently, Pitchfork highlighted the band’s performance with the Willie Brown Bears on Pitchfork.tv’s reoccurring Tunnelvision feature. Originally captured by San Francisco’s Yourstru.ly, this charming version of “The Charm” was recorded with a talented group of eighth-graders from the Willie Brown Academy. According to Yours Truly’s Will Abramson, it wasn’t easy to track down a drum-line in SF, but he lucked out with these kids, finding them decked out in full marching band gear for their big gig. “The kids were a bit shy at first, but afterwards they all thanked the band and told them how it was a cool experience getting to listen to a song that wasn’t on the radio and actually play alongside a real band.” Check it out here:
Maps & Atlases and The Willie Brown Bears “The Charm”:
Maps & Atlases On Tour
November 2nd – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop !#
November 3rd – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge !#
November 5th – Jacksonville, FL – Jax Live !#
November 6th – Orlando, FL – The Backbooth !#
November 7th – Tampa, FL – Crowbar !#
November 9th – Gainesville, FL – TBD !#
November 10th – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade-Hell Room !#
November 11th – Greensboro, NC – Artistika !
November 12th – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 !
November 13th – Fredricksburg,VA – Eyeclopes Studios !
November 14th – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar !#
November 16th – Columbus, OH – The Basement !#
November 17th – Toledo, OH – Mickey Finn’s Pub !#
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