Date added: 03/07/2011 Memory Map signs to Joyful Noise!
Joyful Noise is extremely happy to be working with Bloomington, Indiana's Memory Map! The band's unique blend of indie-math-pop is equal parts catchy and compelling. The sprawling chord progressions and driving beats have drawn comparisons to bands like Cap'n Jazz and Q and Not U, but they also share commonalities with the music programmers of the Nintendo Entertainment System, and "Houses of the Holy" played at 45 rpm. Guitars weave in and out with no shame, as if the guitar playing of the 80's never became passe - and drums pound with eagerness as if Blink 182 doesn't suck.
The members of Memory Map also have some impressive musical pedigrees: Matt Tobey is a member of Bloomington favorite Good Luck and has played with and toured extensively with Kimya Dawson. Mike Bridavsky is of eargasm (and label-mates) Push-Pull, Mike Dixon earned his license to confuse while playing with Rapider Than Horsepower, and drummer Josh Morrow has played with muilti-experimentalists Impure Jazz.
Needless to say, we find this shit to be "legit" on the highest level.
The debut album Holiday Band will be released 05/10/11 on 180gm Red or Black LP, CD & Digital. Pre-Orders begin April 5.