Map is back with a new full length. There’s little bits of The Shins, The Smiths, Stereolab, and Franz Ferdinand, but it’s all Map !
After 2 full lengths, and a handful of EP’s and vinyl the sound of Map hasn’t changed wildly from release to release, but really that’s what makes them reliable ! Almost every Map release leading up to this new record always contained an outstanding instrumental as well. So on their newest full length ‘Speechless’ the band stays true to it’s weepy melodies, pop sensibilities and great guitar lines, though as the title would imply 8 of the 10 tracks are sans vocals.
Track Listing :
02. Issues and Subscriptions
03. Easy Ride
04. Lucky Cat
05. Her Mom Wore St. John
06. All the Wrong Reasons
07. Killing People on the Television
08. Souvenirs From a Dead Empire
09. A Better Friend Than a Lover
10. More to Life than Money