Over the years, local quartet Maps & Atlases
have gotten more popular as their sound has moved away from their techy math-rock roots and toward something more accessible and hooky. Now Atlases guitarist Erin Elders has started a new project, Wedding Dress, in which he abandons the heady rhythms and tapped guitars of his full-time band and dives straight into airy, pretty pop. Below I've posted my favorite song of theirs, "The Mange," and five more are available on their Soundcloud page
. Elders tells me that the direction of Wedding Dress is still being refined, and that he can only work on it intermittently because Maps & Atlases are so often on tour—but he says we can expect more music and some live shows when M&A have a break.