on 17 June 2010
"Maps", while played acoustic, is an entirely different song from the original - all emotion is pushed just a little bit further, as if Karen O is trying with all her might to pour everything from the absolute bottom of her heart. But in 2009, Yeah Yeah Yeahs took this one step further; at live concerts and festivals, a further new, even more stripped back version of the song appeared in sets, this time with even more heart than ever before. While this 2009 version is not currently available outside of YouTube, the above hidden gem comes pretty close to recreating this version; bizzarely, considering it was released almost three years prior.
There are certain bands who are able to rework and improve some of their tracks specifically for their live show, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of those bands. Purchase this live version of "Maps" for a completely different take on the song - trust me, it's an improvement.