Soft On Crime

by Medical Maps

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Medical Maps is a band from the Boston area with a sound that crosses many genres. With touches of prog rock, indie pop, post rock and folk the material has something to offer to a diverse set of listeners. The signature sounds of the band are the swirling Fender Rhodes of Afshin Beheshti and the slide guitar work of Eric Provonsil. Many songs feature both while others have more of a rock sound with Beheshti switching to guitar. He has performed with Shore Leave, Divided Body and solo project The Afrosheens, playing many other instruments including mandolin and saxophone. Provonsil has previously employed his slide stylings with Tony the Bookie Orchestra and Broken River Prophet and is a frequent guest of the Thalia Zedek band. His mid 2000's band The Subject shared many a bill with Shore Leave planting the seeds for a future collaboration.

Beheshti and Provonsil began writing songs together in 2012. After several rhythm section permutations the lineup solidified in 2015 with the addition of Greg Mahoney and Cotten Seiler on bass and drums respectively. Mahoney is the bassist for garage rockers Triple Thick. Seiler, is also a singer/songwriter and has brought his songs and vocals to the mix. He has previously played with the band T*Shirt. The group has recently put the finishing touches on their debut full length release recorded at the Soul Shop in Medford, MA with engineer Elio Deluca. There is quite a bit of variety in the selection of songs from the pastoral feel of "Contract Rider" to the guitar workout of "Unbelievable Concinnity on TV" and the 7/8 jangle pop of "All God's Children Got Guns".

Medical Maps’ debut album, “Soft on Crime”, is a fresh new sound which will unite fans of all genres and will provide hours of listening enjoyment for all.

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released May 26, 2017

Recorded at The Soul Shop (Medford, MA)
Engineered and mixed by Elio DeLuca
Mastered by Michael Reed
Produced by Medical Maps
Cover Art: Tom Meacham
Album Design:Greg Mahoney and Afshin Beheshti
All Songs Written by Medical Maps

Medical Maps is:
Eric Provonsil on vocals, lap steel guitar, and guitar
Afshin Beheshti on vocals, guitar, and keys
Greg Mahoney on bass
Cotten Seiler vocals and drums on this recording (and long distance member)
Ethan Herschman as the current drummer

Special guest piano solo on July is Over by Elio DeLuca

Thank you to our families and better halves for putting up with our music

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Medical Maps Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Maps are: Afshin Beheshti, Eric Provonsil, Greg Mahoney, Ethan Herschman, and Cotten Seiler.

Afshin has been in the following former bands: Shore Leave, Divided Body, and an ongoing solo project called The Afrohseens. Eric has been in the following former bands: The Subject, Tony the Bookie Orchestra & Broken River Prophet. Greg is also in Triple Thick and Cotten used to be T*Shirt.
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Track Name: Contract Rider
When on your way you go, You don't need a manifesto
In heavy leather bound, Except for throwing down
And here comes Stagger Lee, Says you know that song about me
A deed I can't disown, The rest is overblown
Don't asterisk my win, And don't sugar up my Mickey Finn
Leave me in the sun, Procure for me someone
So says the contract rider, So says the contract rider
So says the contract rider, So says the contract rider
Track Name: Music Rings On
I breathe this time, with a shine in space
The sun is so bright, as the stars light the sky
With every crisp air, the music rings on
While the party takes, the people stare through
I fall down, They turn and drive in
I breathe the air, so stale with a straw
The moon hides away, with the gift of flavor
The colors taste like fire, without the burn so bright
It’s going to be alright, as the music rings on
I fall down, They turn and drive in
I stand up, They dance with no eyes
I breathe this time, with a shine in space
The sun is so bright, as the stars light the sky
Track Name: All God's Children Got Guns
On the far side of the door, pretty Eleanor
Singing songs never sung
I'll dance with the one I brung
The very soul of lassitude, she called me "dude"
All God's children got guns--they know how to use them
All God's children got guns--they know how to use them
She touched him like he was Braille; he stood still
But the evidence won't burn--ashes in an urn
To the skies their faces rise--don't folks realize
All God's children got guns--they know how to use them
All God's children got guns--they know how to use them
Track Name: 50 Years
I see you, With a smile, The deal slips through
As we laugh, With a stream, The old times last
These linked times, Dies with, With a blast
Waiting For the Time
Years and Years and Years
I see you, The snapping stops, feelings towed
These old times, The well is dry, Trash so full
I see you, With a smile, And now it ends
Waiting For the Time
Years and Years and Years
It’s always bizarre, It’s perfect for now
As the flashing flares up, this disaster rolls on
With the papers produced, Take the second car
Track Name: Last Recruits
It's the morning that they're calling the last recruits
Send them away with no warning or hope of return 'til they learn
All sides are drawn the same
When the names are decided it's a mystery
Don't like not knowing the reason they're going
It's not plain to see, Left on their own
When the dust storm clouds form around
If they're lucky enough to make it home
They won't remember a thing 'til the spring passes by
Left out on their own
When the dust storm clouds form around
Only one chance to escape the impending collapse
If they come back they will always be known as the last
Track Name: Central Station Receiving Signal
Going back and forth with no direction in mind, Not on the emergency call lists anymore
The payments are considered for another year, But the department may ask not to return
Have a question in mind, Don’t call because no one will answer
I’ll monitor these actions for a while, For no one will be around
Terms of endearment lost to gain
With another blow to the base
The Central Station signal is received
While you just whistle away
Sky divers jumping up instead of down, for no directions come to mind
Assassins sign up for peace, while the night watchman laughs away
The agents call it quit, for this is temporarily sane
24 hours pass, Don’t worry for this won’t last
Terms of endearment lost to gain
With another blow to the base
The Central Station signal received
While you just whistle away
Terms of endearment lost to gain
With another blow to the base
The Central Station signal received
The Central Station signal received
Track Name: July Is Over
I know you want to forget everything
But I can tell you the trouble it brings
Hold the door open and don't let it take too long
Take me away to those warm summer days
Everything seemed like an endless parade
July is over the ice age is on the way
Tell me you want to I know you won't
Leave this town and forget all you know
Faraway places are singing their siren song
This is the last time I can explain
What it means to be left out again
Hope it's not too late to rewrite the final plan
Track Name: Tape Loop
Ahhhhh
Ooooo
Track Name: Mountains Rise
Mountains will rise 'til they reign over the sky, Everest shines
Ten miles high can't see the summit from here
Though the horizon is clear
Natural wars closing the ocean's gray doors, Never to see
Words on the wall predict to oncoming fall
I will try to stand tall

Time passes by and the seasons change
But the way I feel will stay the same
You are the one I can't live without
Even if you're living with someone else
Volcanoes form turning the curtains to dust, Seeds of mistrust
Houses in flames, Smoke lingers over the plain
All of the land will remain
Track Name: Unbelievable Concinnity On TV
Commit to the freaks
To no avail
The streets go to the kids
Scene on TV is on loop
But all the figureheads dance
Like dunces once again
The pace of the beast
Ends without noise
They can’t hear
They can’t swim
They can’t taste
It could be worse
At least it’s not me
Hide away
In front this TV
In the basement
The thoughts are pure
Been watching for awhile
Screw it I’m bored
They can’t hear
They can’t swim
They can’t taste
They can’t hear
They can’t swim
They can’t taste
Track Name: Studio 54
Clementine, there are two travelers on the road tonight
They have no English like you'd recognize
Only a million words for cold
Even so, they saw the empire rise and then plateau
They'd draw a knife across another throat
To keep their love from growing old