Monday, January 31, 2011
The Cartographer by The Republic of Wolves (2011)
Kind of Like: Tigers on Trains, Brand New, As Tall As Lions
Genres: Indie, Post-Hardcore, Emo, Experimental
I was taken aback by this album. I never heard of this band, and I certainly wasn't expecting this when I started the download. This is what they call an extended play, it came out a few months after their debut Verona. The Cartographer is the band’s way of reaching out beyond what they already know, and exploring the boundaries within themselves and within a genre. I haven't had a chance to hear Verona, but many people are claiming this extended play is better than their debut album. If that's the case, I hope they keep going in this direction.