Life Size Maps is a 4-piece synthpop band comprised of Mike McKeever (vox, electronics, guitar), Rob Karpay (synth), Sean Thornton (drums), and Dave Stoecker (bass) who started out playing shows in Brooklyn's underground and DIY warehouse scene in the summer of 2011.
They were first discovered by Todd P in the summer of 2011 and cut their teeth playing out at many of Brooklyn's most influential DIY spaces, from Monster Island Basement to Death by Audio and 285 Kent.. But it wasn't long before they began to mature and gain respect in the scene, soon after opening for acts such as Mac Demarco, DIIV, Magic Man, and Oberhofer.
Life Size Maps will be releasing their self-titled debut LP on April 7th, 2015, via Old Flame Records. The album was mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, Future Islands), mastered by Greg Calbi (The Horrors, Passion Pit, St. Vincent) and features artwork by LIL INTERNET.
Many of the songs on the album deal with personal tragedies experienced through the channels of text message bubbles and Facebook chat boxes. The melding of the IRL and URL warped these experiences, but also provided relief in the form of digital escapism. The album is built around these themes and the idea that virtual realities don't have to be isolating, but can be a means toward reclaiming one's sense of connection.
Life Size Maps Tracklisting
01. Weird Luck
02. All Been Spent
04. Abstract Speed
05. Strange Obsession
10. This Same House
11. Parasol Life
12. Past The Veil
Tour Dates With Gothic Tropic
4/22 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
4/23 - The Space - Hamden, CT
4/24 - C. Science Reading Room - Montclair, NJ
4/25 - Seaside Tavern - Stamford, CT
4/26 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
4/30 - Zuzu's - Boston, MA
5/01 - Secret Location TBA - Brooklyn, NY