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Maps & Atlases, Young Man and Hustle & Drone

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Tue., April 23, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Mississsippi Studios
$10-12

Bands with a penchant for math and angularity don't always endear themselves to listeners, but Maps and Atlases seem to have figured it out on their most recent album, Beware and Be Grateful. The album is one of abundance, with constant surprises among the angular guitars. Neat little loops and layers rise and fall, only dawning on you after you've been listening to them for a few minutes. But good songs aren't built on cool tweaks, so it helps that Maps and Atlases can write a melody. It doesn't hurt that Dave Davison sounds an awful lot like Kyp Malone—sincere, soulful, and smart all at once. But unlike TV on the Radio, no song ever feels half-assed. Is there too much going on? Some songs feel a bit cluttered, but there are no throwaways here. REBECCA WILSON

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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  • Tue., April 23, 9 p.m. 2013
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