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Hold On Whoever You Are (2009)

all the songs tell a little piece of a story and they are meant to be listened to in succession. it’s a story told by a not very likable fellow named ‘yarrow paisley’ and it contains his imprisonment, hateful haunting, and lucky escape, among many other things. all instruments and sounds were recorded by me…although i had a little help from the band ‘the bitter knives’ and even ‘drug mummy and the proper nouns’ stopped over to add some vocals. that was a weird weekend.

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Scientific Maps

BIOGRAPHY

Scientific Maps is a four piece (and oftentimes two-piece) band from Albany, N.Y. The Maps began in 2003 and has released two full length albums titled Get Off the Moon and Hold On Whoever You Are, is soon to release the E.P. Galvanic Wizardy, and is nearing completion of a third album named Food for Witches. They have played with bands such as of Montreal, Akron/Family and the Hold Steady. In 2006 Metroland voted Scientific Maps "BEST POP BAND" in the Capital Region and in 2008 Aaron Smith was named "BEST MALE SONGWRITER". With songs reflecting influences as varied as the supernatural and crypto-zoological to British invasion to Sherlock Holmes to Elephant 6 and then back to the supernatural, they are gaining more friends and fans at each performance and are ready to play for more.

BAND MEMBERS
* Aaron Smith - guitar, vocals * Phil Pascuzzo - drums * Jason Hughes - bass * Donna Baird - trumpet, keyboard, vocals

YEARS COMPLETED
2009

GENRES
Alternative

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.scientificmaps.com
http://www.myspace.com/scientificmaps


Completed Albums

Hold On Whoever You Are(2009)

all the songs tell a little piece of a story and they are meant to be listened to in succession. it’s a story told by a not very likable fellow named ‘yarrow paisley’ and it contains his imprisonment, hateful haunting, and lucky escape, among many other things. all instruments and sounds were recorded by me…although i had a little help from the band ‘the bitter knives’ and even ‘drug mummy and the proper nouns’ stopped over to add some vocals. that was a weird weekend.


hold on whoever you are   Download
wherein we are introduced to the author as he is tortured and transported via ship from portugal to an english prison   Download
an account of some odd disturbances and an otherworldly warning   Download
solitary confinement   Download
the angry spectre floats into the cell every midnight and insists our author dance an awkward waltz   Download
lack of sleep and repeated vindictive visits results in a loss of fortitude   Download
with renewed vigor a stratagem for escape is formulated and subsequently put into action   Download
where the author, now free, finds escape was the easiest part and having neglected to plan further regarding transport to his desired destination begins to lose his bearings and sneaks into a pub called ‘the ring’   Download
the author, by lucky accident, boards a seemingly abandoned vessel and convinces the crew to assist in his final escape with hollow hopes and promises of much land and riches   Download
at last, sleep! our hero dreams of a lost love he’s never known   Download
however are you holding on? in which the author departs and resolves   Download