make your own maps

make your own maps

BandAlternativeAvant-garde

a diseased drape cloth over religion, love and government uncovered and shat upon with static-fuzz bass, clang bastard blues and bruised guitar, manically choreographed puked-out drumming, and scabrous, hemorrhaged vocals wretching out to assault and swoon listeners.

Biography

Make Your Own Maps have forged a unique style of chaotic verse heavily laden with populist undertones. Highlighting the grotesque, ritual aspects of human nature and human experience in staggered bursts of honesty and censure, Maps chastise all. They illustrate why in occasionally vulgar imagery, but always take responsibility for any complicity. Lyrically provocative and ardently subversive, Maps are as close to a contemporary example of Ishmael Reed's Jes Grew I've seen yet.

Underscored by erratic movement, they trust and encourage one another to be consumed by moments of purity they've created and brashly present. Their newest song, "Son of a Priest," is possibly their most scathing, accosting your ears with the piercing reality of what blind tenacity brings, shaming the subject and the listener.

Lyrics

Son of a Priest

Written By: Travis Buffkin


touch me until the walls start to bend
these holy walls we lay within
the red light settles on the crucifixion
if we fuck within these walls we dont have to go anywhere to repent
when youre down on your knees
begging mercy from your lord
does it ever feel like a holy blowjob, face-fuck galore?
if you really wanna know what controls your life
just look at what stands above all else on the skyline
steeples, skyscrapers, billboards

GO TELL IT ON THE BLASPHEMOUS MOUNTAIN SCREAMING
"CHRIST IS DEAD!"
GO TELL IT ON THE TREASONOUS MOUNTAIN SCREAMING
"IF YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH YOU'LL JUST DIE TWICE INSTEAD!"

Christ! lives nailed to his holy ghost chance
top me off and bless my head
the biggest church for the fakest son
with a million liars telling him he's the truth, he's the one
the cop's daughter and the priest's son conceive within the confessional
as you lie in the pulpit snatching sins
on their way fleeing up towards heaven!

bastards
born in mangers
rapists
crowned as fathers
of
kings

on a hill on a parking lot is a mansion is a church
you think something lives inside but it's hurt and what's worse
we burned down the monastery set the penitent nuns free
the first thing they'll do is come fuck you and me

Waitress

Written By: Travis Buffkin


what it means to be a waitress is rapists
warm hands on pubescent limbs like ivy on rich fences
what it means to be a waitress is shit gigs
napalmed palms, arthritic joints for shit tips

elastic vaginas spread and tear
like lips on starving millionaires
cracked and calloused for lack of wear
but the lipstick reads divine

fucking the face off a starlet dream
backseat butcher shop soundtracked screams
into the microphone cut, chopped, scene beamed into my living room

take a virgin nose dive on her wedding night
a honeymoon drop into sleep's throbbing lap
your body aches like you've been fucked for years and you have

that piss in your soup is all my broken dates
that punched in time clock now has a punched in face
i move from table to table and i remain standing as i'm fucked on my feet

what it means to be a waitress is torn screams
what it means to be a worker is slavery

this system's your unbridled erection
there's no love in it
this job's your amputated connection
there's no joy in it
this life's your crippled affection
the mutated limbs hang lifeless disected
a rotten appendage, no desire, just foreskin

what it means to be a waitress is nauseous
slit all your wrists spill blood for bosses
what it means to be a waitress is slave ships
the smoke holds you tight
wrapped in plastic and neon lights
so comatose and bright
you can't stop it

Discography

Early Things EP (first 3 songs written and recorded)
The Rosy Crucifixion EP (currently being recorded)
Currently in rotation on KVRX 91.7 FM Austin, KSYM 90.1 FM San Antonio

Set List

Overture
1) Son of a Priest
2) Torch Your Torture
3) Waitress
4) Bikini's On Fire
5) Sick Heil
6) The People's Gulag
7) A Disaster Plan in the Shape of Man

No covers. 25-30 minute set