Maps and Atlases photographed by Josh Goleman

Maps and Atlases

Hometown: Chicago, IL (USA)


Maps and Atlases offer songs that wrestle themselves from flailing, algebraic fits of spazzy guitar notes and drum ruptures to lulling, voice–driven melodies that speak stories using lyrical images strung together like soup cans chasing a Cadillac. Mostly influenced by experimental and technically adept musicians such as Hella, Don Caballero, and Psych–Folkies Devendra Banhart and Six Organs of Admittance, Maps and Atlases create a distinctive blend of the intricate and organic.


Rx Bandits / Maps & Atlases live in New York [first night]

Rx Bandits / Maps & Atlases

live in New York [first night] (2011)

live show

Maps and Atlases Perch Patchwork

Maps and Atlases

Perch Patchwork (2010)


Maps and Atlases You and Me and the Mountain

Maps and Atlases

You and Me and the Mountain (2008)

Sargent House

Maps and Atlases Tree, Swallows, Houses

Maps and Atlases

Tree, Swallows, Houses (2006)

Sargent House

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