Maps & His Mothball Fleet


"Fighting Season," the debut album by Maps & His Mothball Fleet, is the project of a Philadelphia railyard worker who wrote the songs in Afghanistan while building hospitals for the Navy. It began as a distraction from the boredom and horrors of war, when over fifty songs were recorded using a handheld tape recorder on his down time in the barracks. Back home years later, musician friends offered to overdub those bare tracks with new instrumentation of their own to help him tell the story of a major historical event from a new point of view. The result, released in chronological order, acts as a journal of the emotions experienced over that year....from initial excitement, through loneliness, and all the way back to the uncertainty of a homecoming.


"Fighting Season" was released on August 5, 2016. You can listen to it now on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes and more.

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"Fighting Season" is available on vinyl and CD at the band's Bandcamp page.

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