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Maps Announces New Album

Mercury-nominated Northampton composer/producer Maps is set to release his fourth album ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ on the 10th May 2019 through Mute, and today shares a new track from the album called ‘Just Reflecting’.

Maps (James Chapman) had this to say about the new release:

“I wanted to push everything to the limit with this record, and explore new territory for Maps. The orchestral instrumentation and addition of other musicians and singers played a huge part in finding the purer and more human emotion I was searching for. I learnt the violin as I was growing up, so I’m glad it finally came in useful!”

Track List:

  1. Surveil
  2. Both Sides
  3. Howl Around
  4. Wildfire
  5. Just Reflecting
  6. She Sang To Me
  7. Sophia
  8. The Plans We Made
  9. New Star
  10. You Exist In Everything

Pre-order from Mute here (LP/vinyl or CD)

In case you’re not familiar with past Maps releases, they fall in the shoegaze, post rock, indie rock, electronic rock realm(s). Here is a track from their debut album, We Can Create, which is a must-have for fans of 2000s era shoegaze bands like Autolux.

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Mezzanine Owls

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Recommended if you like: Jesus and Mary Chain, The Doves

Mezzanine Owls are opening for Rob Dickinson of The Catherine Wheel tomorrow night at Cafe Du Nord. (7/25/08)

Mezzanine Owls – “Light Bulb”

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SPIN:
“A haunting Jesus and Mary Chain rattle filtered through an anthemic guitar line as driven as something from another avian outfit, Doves.”

USOUNDS:
“Dreamlike, and at once melodically haunting and optimistic.”

SF GUARDIAN:
“This four-piece builds luxuriant canopies of shimmering guitars and propulsive rhythms reminiscent of British heart racers Doves and Elbow but bearing the intriguing twist of wounded vocals landing somewhere between Dean Wareham and Mercury Rev”

SOUND AS LANGUAGE:
“A quiet stunner of a debut.”

THE FIRE NOTE:
“An excellent debut, capable of winning you over with one listen.”

MOKB:
“Shoegazey, melodious with soaring guitar and an 80s pop feel to the vocals.”

LA TIMES:
“Spent a lot of time with the driving layered guitars of Mezzanine Owls’ “Slingshot Echoes”.”

BOTH SIDES OF THE MOUTH:
“Mezzanine Owls are dark, pensive indie rock, deserving of your listening pleasure.”

ANTIMUSIC:
“Slingshot Echoes is the best unsigned release since Clap Your Hands.”

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