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Barsuk Records describes the album as "melding their trademark experimentalism with a more direct — though no less beguiling — songcraft. The new album abounds with invention, spanning hymnal harmonies, percolating rhythms, even, in the case of centerpiece track silver self, a full-on guitar solo."
Maps & Atlases are another band formed by art school students who eventually turned their artistic stylings toward making music. They joined up in 2004 at Chicago's Columbia College and haven't looked back since.