“We danced, shoes on shoes, to the sound of the spinning machine.”
I’m at war with my iPod. It’s far past its prime. Despite our disagreements, that magnificent little machine is essentially my lifeblood…I’m sitting on my own little goldmine. There are probably at least 100 new and/or promo albums loaded up that have yet to go into rotation. My long city bus rides down to campus are usually the time in which to explore. In one such instance I happened upon Maps & Atlases. They play over the top, experimental, discordant music – which, as I’m describing it, probably sounds like a disaster. I don’t listen to disaster – so rest assured, its not. The band resides in Chicago (which makes me like them even more), and released their most recent EP, Trees, Swallows, Houses, back in 2006.