by Andrew Sacher
Buffalo, NY's Mapmaker, whose lineup includes Andy Dennison of the now-defunct Queens punks Get Bent, are set to release their debut LP, Critical Path, this April via Salinas Records (Swearin', Radiator Hospital). Two of its tracks have been released, "Forgetting What It's Like" and "Stretched Thin," and from the sound of those, Mapmaker indulge in the kind of raw, shouty, tastefully off-key emo of '90s bands like Braid and Cap'n Jazz. Stream those two LP cuts, with the tracklist, below.
Mapmaker will also be touring this April around the album's release. That tour brings them to Brooklyn for a show on April 17 at Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) with the Iron Chic-related Crow Bait, Even Hand (who just opened for Swearin'), and more TBA. Admission is $5 at the door.
All dates are listed, with the song streams and tracklist, below...
Mapmaker - "Forgetting What It's Like"
Mapmaker - "Stretched Thin"
Critical Path Tracklist:
2. Always Ever
3. Out Loud
4. Held Together
6. Begs The Question
7. Forgetting What's Like
8. Stretched Thin
10. Hate Your Own Town
12. Stop Shaking (Get Up)
Mapmaker -- 2014 Tour Dates
April 8 - Buffalo, NY at Broadway Joe's with Failures' Union, Iron Chic and Broadcater
April 10 - Fredonia, NY venue TBA with Del Paxton
April 11- Detroit, MI at Trumbullplex with Peach Pit, Screams of Detroit and Backtalk
April 12 - Chicago, IL venue TBA with Radiator Hospital and Canadian Rifle
April 13 - Cleveland, OH at Now That's Class with TBA
April 14 - Washington, DC at The Rocketship with True Heads, Demands and The Holidays 1223 Decatur St. NW
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA at Golden Tea House with Failed Mutation, War Emblem and The Holidays
April 16 - Richmond, VA at Empire 727 W Broad St. with Reconciled World
April 17 - Brooklyn, NY at Legion 790 Metropolitan Ave with Crow Bait and Even Hand
April 18 - Willimantic, CT at Willimantic Records 744 Main Street with Worn Leather and Jules Lefevre
April 19 - New Brunswick, NJ TBA
May 28th - Buffalo, NY at Amy's Place Upper with Delay, Newish Star, Gun Trouble