by Andrew Sacher

Maps For Travelers

Kansas City's Maps For Travelers have gained some well-deserved comparisons to Quicksand (they also name them as an influence), and it's an apt namedrop considering both bands share a knack for combining the heavy intensity of post-hardcore with the melodicism of alternative rock. Something like the screams in the intro of "Get a New Face" imply a hardcore/punk background, but the riffing in "Matter Of Time" comes ready to fill stadiums in a way Siamese Dream-era Billy Corgan would have been proud of. The band's debut album, Change Your Name, comes out via No Sleep Records this week (8/27), and you can now listen to a stream of the entire thing, which makes its premiere in this post. Check it out below.

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Change Your Name

Tracklist:
01. Good Life
02. Life On Repeat
03. Matter Of Time
04. Get a New Face
05. Swoon
06. World On a Wire
07. 456
08. Figures In White
09. All Your Friends
10. They're Learning Fast

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