LOFLY AND BIRD’S ROBE COLLECTIVE PRESENT
Mr. Maps’ Boards Tour
+ Split 7″ with Hunz
Brisbane’s instrumental math-rock pioneers, Mr. Maps are heading down the east coast this July to show off a new release. With Maps’ mesmerising drummer Jac Hicks heading off overseas, this may be Australia’s last chance to see the band as we know it, delivering the relentless live experience they are renowned for.
The release is a split 7″ with old friends Hunz, sporting new tracks from both artists on a beautifully collectable clear vinyl single. On the Mr. Maps side you’ll find “Those Boards don’t Work on Water”, an abstract and lush ride, with moments of punk-esque urgency. The new track was composed more collaboratively than most of their previous work, and saw them return to a raw live-in-studio recording style, tracking live to tape at The Docking Station Studios.
On the other side is Hunz’ fantastic Owl Highway – an unusual foray into completely instrumental work, and bonus digital tracks from both artists sweeten the deal.
Catch Mr. Maps in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this July and August.
Thursday July 5 @ FBi Social, w/Collarbones (fb)
Friday July 6 @ Sabotage Club Night (fb)
Friday July 20 @ Judith Wright Centre, w/Hunz
Saturday August 11 @ Tym’s Guitar’s (in-store – all-ages)
Thursday August 2 @ T.B.C.
Friday August 3 @ Gasometer w/Hazards of Swimming Naked (fb)
Out July 2012 on lofly recordings on limited edition clear vinyl + mp3.
Features bonus digital tracks from both artists.
Mastered and cut in New York by Josh Bonati.
Mr. Maps’ 2011 debut LP Wire Empire is still available.
Get it on white vinyl, CD and mp3 (free download).