Maps & Atlases Perform “The Charm” With A Jr. High Drumline

A pretty excellent rendition of the song.

From the press release:

“Chicago songsmiths Maps & Atlases have been making the rounds across America in support of their Barsuk-released debut LP, Perch Patchwork, recording in-studio sessions with Daytrotter, Done Waiting, The Wild Honey Pie and Big Yellow Couch. This week they add another hot destination to their list, this time complete with a middle school marching band drum-line! Maps & Atlases recently visited San Francisco’s studio, and had the opportunity to perform the song “The Charm” with a talented group of eighth-graders from Willie Brown Academy. According to Yours Truly’s Will Abramson, it wasn’t easy to track down a drum-line in SF, but he lucked out with these kids, finding them decked out in full marching band gear for their big gig. “The kids were a bit shy at first, but afterwards they all thanked the band and told them how it was a cool experience getting to listen to a song that wasn’t on the radio and actually play alongside a real band.” Aww.”

Perch Patchwork was released June 29th, 2010 via Barsuk Records. You can get it digitally from iTunes and on vinyl from Insound.

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