Chicago technical pop rock quartet Maps & Atlases recently dropped their sophomore album Beware and Be Grateful which is already shaping up to be one of my favorites of the year. They also dropped a video for "Remote & Dark Years" today that's a bit surprising. But not in the way you might be thinking. Maps & Atlases have always had creative ideas for music videos but this one takes the cake by far. A tale of love and grand larceny, a punkish couple break into a car and take it on sorts of wonderful nature-related dates. Throughout the video there's ominous flashes of a fiery explosion that adds some tension to the highly-illegal act turned cute recreation. I won't spoil the end but essentially, there's a twist that was pretty unexpected.
Watch the video for Maps & Atlases' "Remote & Dark Years":