Friday, June 1, 2012

Maps and Atlases with The Big Sleep

So, you're not going to Houston for Free Press Summer Fest, you don't want to take part on the Chaos in Tejas festivities and the Two Door Cinema Club/Bad Veins show is sold-out. Well, fret-not my indie-rock loving friend. There are still tickets available for tonight's Maps & Atlases show at the Parish. The latest record from Maps & Atlases is called Beware and Be Grateful (See what they did there?) it might be their best album to date. It has soulful vocals, creative melodies and lots of creative writing dealing with themes in the fear of aging.

Maps & Atlases - Beware and Be Grateful Trailer video via YouTube

New York-based band, The Big Sleep are on tour with Maps & Atlases and their set is not to be missed. You may recall that they were a band I highlighted during SXSW this year. Their latest album Nature Experiments is brooding, post-rock masterpiece. In a live setting this truly shines so make sure you arrive in time to catch their set tonight at the Parish.

The Big Sleep - Valentine video via YouTube