Maps & Atlases new video 'Fever'.
Maps & Atlases, who since forming have toured with the likes of Foals, These Arms Are Snakes and Minus The Bear, have new European dates coming up and release the new video for album highlight, "Fever".
Maps & Atlases guitarist Erin Elders, who directed the video, told NPR that "The Man" in the video is an imagined character, one that the band first introduced in a promotional video for the M&A's latest album Beware And Be Grateful. "The Man has become a nomad, wandering in and out of the city's frayed pockets. He self-medicates his mysterious affliction while wasting time in train yards and burned-out parking lots. Ultimately he finds it's the small, human interactions that cure him."
The video is about the importance of human connections we make and in Elder's words, after initially extravegant plans for the video were foiled by the constraints of budget, "you don't need a crane shot over a sea of extras to convey that".
Catch Maps & Atlases live:
Feb 16 - OO7 Club Prague, Czech Republic
Feb 17 - SCHLACHTHOF Wiesbaden, Germany
Feb 18 - Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
Feb 20 - Debaser Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 21 - Loppen Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 22 - Debaser Malmo, Sweden
Feb 23 - Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Germany
Feb 25 - CC De Grote Post Oostende, Belgium
Feb 26 - Espace B Paris, France
Feb 27 - Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Feb 28 - Hare & Hounds Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 02 - Art School Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 03 - The Ruby Lounge Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 04 - Brudenell Social Leeds, United Kingdom
Mar 05 - Kazimer Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mar 06 - Dingwalls London, United Kingdom
Mar 07 - Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
Mar 08 - Lousiana Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 09 - Marlowe Theatre Studio Canterbury, United Kingdom