This is Black Map.
The San Francisco based three-piece comes with a built in pedigree. The trio consists of Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire) on bass and vocals, Chris Robyn (Far) on drums and Mark Engles (Dredg) on guitar.
The band is supporting their second full length, “In Droves” that came out in March 2017.
A new video for ‘Ruin’ just hit the airwaves just for you.
“The lyrics are from the perspective of someone who thinks they see the world collapsing around them and wondering the whole time what the true nature of their reality is,” says vocalist/bassist Benjamin Flanagan.
Of the Frank Door-directed clip, the singer continues, “When we shot the video it was important to have something with tension and unnerving to match the subject matter of the song. We shot the footage all in one long day at Mt. Davidson in San Francisco. The actor is a 6-year-old kid Frank found who got to run around the woods wielding an axe in a giant custom crow mask. This video will probably mark the only time in our career you will ever see anyone in Black Map wearing make up.”
Another tight rocker, ‘Run Rabbit Run’ was the first single released from this latest album.
The band has a previous album out called, “…And We Explode”. One of the standout songs is the Rival Schools-esque ‘I’m Just The Driver’.
And the opening track of that first album was this jagged tear of a rock song called, ‘Code’.
And if you are really feeling what Black Map are doing, here is an in depth feature on the band.