the Cartographers

the Cartographers

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As The Cartographers, Laura Proenza and Thomas Mauler suspend dreamy, heartfelt vocals over a shimmering blend of pulsing synthesizers, shoegaze guitars, and electro drum beats. Their songs fall somewhere between M83, Arcade Fire, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai, and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

Biography

As The Cartographers, Laura Proenza and Thomas Mauler suspend dreamy, heartfelt vocal melodies over a shimmering blend of pulsing synthesizers and angular, floating electro-guitars. Crisp drum beats and driving bass lines keep the whole car moving. The Cartographers claim to have only 10 influences: Rome, electricity, love, New York, geography, distance, Los Angeles, heartbeats, San Francisco, and cars. In songs like Golden Gates, Panasonic, and Expensive Drinks, those influences are channeled to create a fresh and strikingly original sound that ranges from dark to cautiously optimistic to hopeful. Comparisons could include: Arcade Fire, M83, New Order, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai, Au Revoir Simone, and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

Discography

-Concrete & Outerspace E.P.

-Mix Tape 1

Set List

Our sets are between 25 and 30 minutes and are made up of songs from albums and mixtapes. Songs we often play include: Concrete and Outer Space, Panasonic, Light Leak, Even the Current, The Protagonist, Golden Gates, and Expensive Drinks.