You and Me and the Mountain, the newest EP by Chicago progressive math rockers Maps & Atlases, is the type of album you can listen to again and again and still find a new aspect of each song with every listen. And you will want to hear them again and again, as their endearingly quirky sound quickly becomes addictive. This band is able to create chaos in such a way that sounds natural and beautiful without ever becoming over-indulgent. I've been meaning to catch these guys live for quite some time now, as it would be interesting to see their complex music translated into a live format. I am expecting the vivacity and enthusiasm in their music to translate well on stage during their headlining show at Subterranean this Saturday. If you like smart, complicated music that is still catchy, this is a show not to miss!
Check out a video showcasing their unique manipulation of the guitar in the song "Ongoing Horrible" after the jump.