What: New York instrumental prog-rockers Sleep Maps are gearing up to release their second EP of 2012, Medals. As with this past summer’s Fiction Makes The Future, Medals centers thematically around socio-political issues band founder Ben Kaplan feels strongly about. In this case, it revolves around “the shallow pageantry presented to war veterans, many of whose lives have been forever shattered by their experiences,” as illustrated in the above album trailer.
Medals is due November 13th as a digital download and limited edition CD.
Compiled by: Katie Flint