Saturday, March 25, 2006

We are powerful despite our injuries

"Electric guitar chords as sharp and tightly coiled as razor wire. Bouncy but insistent percussion that calls for dancing but not attention to itself. Adventurous bass lines. Lilting melodies. A vocalist with just enough weariness and age to muddy otherwise forthright vocals. I almost wish I was talking about the new Strokes record, but the honor belongs solely to Maritime." -Cokemachineglow

Dave has a great review on Cokemachineglow of We, the Vehicles, the second release from Maritime. Maritime is a melding of Davey von Bohlen, Dan Didier (both formerly of The Promise Ring) and Eric Axelson (formerly of Dismemberment Plan). I have fully explained my college-era love for The Promise Ring, and am interested to hear how these three musicians have grown since the break ups of their respective bands. The supposed emo-ness of The Promise Ring has been cast aside for something new, and I like what I have heard so far. The sound is still indie pop perfection, but with a more mature take on life.










Mp3s from We, the Vehicles:
Calm
Parade of Punk Rock T-Shirts

Stream more songs from the upcoming album at the band's MySpace page.

Mark your calendars: We, the Vehicles has a release date for April 18th from Flameshovel Records.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

thanks! i only wish i'd scored the album higher

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Tilapia J. said...

Love Maritime's new record! I'm glad you've featured it and think its cool that its also produced by the same guy from New Sense.

10:50 AM  

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