Maps For Travelers / Press

“Fast forward a few hours, and the evening shows are kicking off in succession all across Westport. Maps For Travelers opened up the Riot Room (inside, this time) and the crowd was already teeming with people excited for the bands to come. Most importantly, the band performing that very moment should not be ignored. The four guys on stage played until the sweat rolling down in their eyes blinded them, and then played even more. The influences of the band are a bit curious, but their live show is executed with the ferocity of a young(er) Hot Water Music and gives plenty of nods to the various projects of Walter Schreifels and Jonah Matranga in the process.”

“While Maps for Travelers is a fairly new band (they’ve been around for less than two years), the musicians that make up the group have quite a track record. So it’s no surprise that their songs immediately grabbed our attention. Maps for Travelers is everything you could ask for in a great local rock band. They’re screamy, headbang and never have a shortage of energy. I was particularly fond of the drummer and his spunk. His enthusiasm was infectious.”

“The songs mash together the snarling post-hardcore riffs of Taking Back Sunday and the muscular melodies of early Jimmy Eat World. Maps for Travelers echoes the savage vocal shredding of many adolescent pop-punk bands, but a more nuanced, well-developed song structure imbues Regress/Progress with refreshing depth and durability”