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Living Decorations

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Beware And Be Grateful

You And Me And The Mountain

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Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Years Active: 2004-Present
Genres: Math Rock

Maps & Atlases is a rock group from Chicago, Illinois, equally influenced by folk and experimental music. They have often been labeled as a math rock band though their music has developed a slightly more pop-oriented style over time. Maps & Atlases formed in the fall of 2004 when the founding members met in art school at Columbia College Chicago. Shiraz Dada (bass), Chris Hainey (drums), Dave Davison (guitar/vocals) and Erin Elders (guitar) first came together trying to find a sound that was both technical and organic, in the same vein as their influences Don Caballero and Hella. The group recorded several songs during their early period which were more aggressive than their later material w... Continue Bio >>

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