Update: 27 April 2013
CD Release Show! Saturday, May 18th
Our new record is complete and we have planned a wonderful CD release show at the Marlade at Smokebrush Gallery in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs. Tickets will be $12 in advance (online at smokebrush.org) or $15 at the door and each paid ticket will include a CD! Kids are welcome and those 12 and under get in free! Please note that the location has changed to the Smokebrush Gallery due to contruction delays at the Ivywild School. Opening for Burn the Maps will be our good friend, the amazing singer-songwriter Chauncy Crandall. We will also be joined by some other surprise special guests! If there's one show of ours that you make it to this year, it should be this one! Make sure to tell your friends!
We are really pleased to have been selected to open the 2013 Meadowgrass Festival on Friday, May 24th! If you've never been, this is an amazing, local family-fun, three-day music festival. You can learn much more about the festival here: Meadowgrass. Thanks for listening!
More info and maps to venues at our shows page...
Video by Kevin Ihle of our song, "Take Stars from the Sky":
Videos from Studio Bee There are several videos up on YouTube from our show at Studio Bee on October 20th, 2011. Here's a link to Canyon Walls.
Colorado Springs Independent Review! The Colorado Sprngs Independent published a write-up that includes a nice review of or first CD. You can check it out here: Burn the Maps - CS Independent Review.
KRCC Review!: Our friends at our favorite radio station, KRCC, reviewed our first CD. You can check it out here: Burn the Maps - KRCC Review.
Download "See in the Dark"! The first track from our first CD, Terra Incognita, called 'See in the Dark', is available as a free download! Go to our Bandcamp site to get your download and please share it with your friends.
"Fly" in NYC:
Our song, "Fly", was written for the Off-Broadway play, The Soldier Dreams, which is opened March 25th, 2011 in New York City. A special piano version of the song was featured in the play. You can listen and download this version from our BandCamp site: burnthemaps.bandcamp.com.
Mike Kimlicko: Bass, Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Kate Aronson: Guitar, Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin, Kazoo
John Litchenberg: Drums
Paul Lilley: Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Ukulele
Burn the Maps is a four-piece, mostly acoustic, band based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They write and perform original songs that create a unique blend of acoustic and electric sounds with intricate three-part harmonies, anchored by tasteful drumming. Their latest release, Terra Incognita, provides twelve unique tracks that invoke their multi-layered indie-folk-pop roots.
Burn the Maps are inspired by artists such as The Swell Season, Death Cab for Cutie, Ingrid Michaelson, The Frames, Coldplay, U2, Bon Iver, Wilco, R.E.M., The Old 97s, Radiohead, Nickel Creek, The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and many more.