The debut LP from Black Map is one of the albums on our most-anticipated list that 2014 has yet to deliver. The new band, featuring members of Dredg, Far, and The Trophy Fire, is currently working on it in the studio. In the meantime, the Driver EP they released in February has been holding us over, at least as well as a great little 13-minute blast of melodically grisly rock & roll can.
Last month before their first LA show at the Viper Room, they stopped into our studio for an exclusive and fully electric Antiquiet Session, presented here loudly and proudly:
Black Map is:
Mark Engles (Dredg): Guitar
Chris Robyn (Far): Drums
Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire): Vox/Bass
While we wait for the album to take shape, the band has a few awesome-looking shows booked:
6.15 San Francisco, with Pelican
6.28 San Jose, with Strata
7.10 Raleigh, with Kings X
7.11 Philadelphia (Headlining)
7.13 New York City (Headlining)
8.16 San Diego, with Ilya
Keep tabs on Black Map via Facebook, here on Antiquiet, or through blackmapmusic.com.