Second, his debut album We Can Create, which was released in June and was spliced together in his bedroom sans computer and instead recorded straight into a 16-track recorder, has been shortlisted for the 2007 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize.
Third, there's still time to see him live if you happen to be a North Americaner who lives near an ocean. Check out dates below.
Fourth, in the meantime, if you haven't experienced Maps' flavor of electronic, shoe-gazey, emotionally charging music, listen below.
Maps - So Low, So High : We Can Create
Maps - Back And Forth : We Can Create
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Sat 09/22/07 Seattle, WA KEXP Benefit – Crocodile Cafe
Mon 09/24/07 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
Wed 09/26/07 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland (presented by KCRW)
Fri 09/28/07 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Sat 09/29/07 Brooklyn, NY Luna Lounge