Maps & Atlases: ‘Lightlessness Is Nothing New’

For a band whose name denotes tools used to find and be found, Maps & Atlases seem more fascinated by absence and its aftermath. Across their debut album, 2010’s Perch Patchwork, and its follow-up, 2012’s Beware and Be Grateful, the Chicago math-rock-turned-pop-rock band examined the loss of love, youth, and even self using polyrhythms and muscular fretwork. If the exploration was going to be layered, so, too, would the music.

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