Ra Ra Riot are back with a new single “When I Dream” from their forthcoming album, Beta Love. The song’s a bit slower than their previous efforts, which could perhaps be attributed to the departure of cellist Alexandra Lawn, but the combination of smooth vocals, strings and subtle touches of synth keep the New York quartet’s […]

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Now two weeks after from the release of Beware And Be Grateful, Maps & Atlases have debuted a video for one of the album’s tracks, “Remote & Dark Years.” The song’s a somber one — far different from the previously-featured “Fever” — but fits perfectly with the video’s romanticized tale of car jacking and vandalism. […]

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As frontman Alex Schaaf noted at the beginning of their set, this was Yellow Ostrich’s third time playing at Black Cat but their first time headlining. The sold out crowd at Black Cat seemed to realize the subtle significance of this statement. The band’s popularity has changed quite a bit since recording Strange Land. The critically […]

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ATG has thrice before presented you with the musical stylings of one Alex Schaaf. The lead singer and guitarist for Yellow Ostrich came out with The Mistress in 2010. Describing the album as just “a guy in a bedroom,” he soon thereafter recruited multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez and drummer Michael Tapper for his touring band and things […]

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Yellow Ostrich has returned with “Marathon Runner,” their second single from their forthcoming album, Strange Land. We’ve been fans of their earlier work, though we here at ATG don’t mind the more polished route Yellow Ostrich is taking with this new track. “Marathon Runner’s” use of delayed drums and rolling drums works in all the right […]

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Boy meets bullies. Bullies steal bike. Boy trains. Boy becomes ninja. Boy beats up bullies. Boy recovers bike. Maps & Atlases come up with their own rendition of this classic tale in their video for the phenomenal Perch Patchwork track, “Israeli Caves.” Warning: it’s incredibly adorable. Make sure to check out Maps & Atlases on […]

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[vimeo http://vimeo.com/14358575 w=450&h=253] Although not as blaring as former Sargent House label-mates and recent ATG favorites Tera Melos, Maps & Atlases have also been known for their quirky variety of math rock.  Seriously, these dudes have dropped guitar riffs angular enough to put Pythagoras to shame.  The Chicago four-piece’s latest release, Perch Patchwork, sees the […]

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