Chicago rockers Maps & Atlases release their debut LP album Perch Patchwork via One Little Indian on October 4th. We’ve heard it and it’s pretty safe to say its well worth the wait – it also marks FatCat Records 100th release. The four-piece recently announced a headline UK tour to commence in October where they will be supported by GFP fave’s Tall Ships.

You can catch the band at the following dates;

8th      BRIGHTON, The Hope
9th      LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
10th    GLASGOW, Captains Rest
11th    MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
12th    LONDON, Cargo
22nd   LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2
23rd   DUBLIN, Whelans

We caught up with the band ahead of their UK tour and album release and asked them for their Favourite Five…

Favourite album of all time? 

This seems to change every few years. Right now it seems to be a tie between Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush and Paul Simon’s Graceland. Both have been pieces that I return to on a regular basis.

Favourite gig of all time?

The last time we played in San Francisco it was pretty amazing. That city always treats us so well. The only time we have ever played in London was also an incredible night! We are very excited to come back.

Favourite Saturday night album?

It depends on the kind of Saturday night and what time we are talking about. One of my favorite late night Saturday albums is Jukebox by Cat Power.

Favourite Sunday morning album?

Angels of Light, We Are Him. Perhaps an odd choice for a sunday morning, but this hypnotic record and a strong pot of coffee have started off many of my Sundays.

Favourite Song-Writer of all time? 

Bob Dylan. An obvious choice but when the words “of all time” are thrown in there, it’s hard to deny Mr. Dylan his dues. Many of my favorite songs of the past few years have actually turned out to be written by Dylan.

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