The self-titled album "The Map Room" was officially released on June 28, 2013 and is available for download from iTunes, Bandcamp and as a limited edition CD available at selected stores nationwide. Check out the TOUR section for details on upcoming live shows.
The Map Room combine their love for well-constructed pop songs and embellished instrumentation with themes of displacement and motion inspired in part by their travels through South America.
Brendon Morrow and Simon Gooding met while studying audio engineering where the pair began to write music together. During a year-long trip from Argentina to Colombia, the duo developed their sound by writing and playing shows along the way.
Armed with a portable recorder and two old acoustic guitars purchased from an antique store in Buenos Aires, the pair set off on their odyssey and began writing and recording the first fragments of new songs. As the transient nature of their year unfolded, lyrical themes of movement, displacement and strange encounters began to rise to the surface.
The demos turned into fully-formed songs the duo would perform along the way, including slightly awkward Spanish-language live-to-air radio performances, and various gigs throughout Peru and into Colombia. No Spanish has made it into their songs thus far, but the band have crafted a sound which reaches from solo acoustic guitar (both acoustic guitars somehow making it home in one piece) to full band dynamics, rich with synthesizers, piano and electric guitar.
Get the latest single, "All You'll Ever Find."
Fri 15th May
Wine Cellar /Auckland
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