For some reason that passeth all human understanding, I had convinced myself that the band MARITIME originated from some northern European nation. Taking their nautical name as both cue and clue, I logically deduced that they must make their home in Copenhagen or Oslo; Helsingborg or Gothenburg.
But no. Milwaukee, actually. As in, Wisconsin. USA. Oops. Blessed are the cheesemakers.
(In my defense, Milwaukee DOES rest on a body of water (Lake Michigan), and the state of Wisconsin DOES contain the towns of "Denmark," "Norway" and "West Sweden." Just a little FYI to tide you over till your TGIF.)
Anyway... in the right light and from the most advantageous angles, Maritime's particular brand of indie guitar-pop should be sufficiently hale and handsome to get you into bed with them. Their third album, HERESY AND THE HOTEL CHOIR, will see its U.S. release on October 16.
MARITIME on MySPACE.
MARITIME out west >>>
Oct 11 2007 8:00P/Showbox Theater/Seattle, Washington
Oct 12 2007 7:00P/Performing Arts Center Main/Bellingham, Washington
Oct 13 2007 8:30P/Towne Lounge/Portland, Oregon
Oct 14 2007 7:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Oct 16 2007 7:00P/The Wiltern/Los Angeles, California
Oct 17 2007 8:30P/Viper Room/Los Angeles, California
Oct 18 2007 7:00P/House of Blues/Anaheim, California
Oct 19 2007 7:00P/House of Blues/San Diego, California
Oct 20 2007 7:00P/The Joint/Las Vegas, Nevada
From the LP HERESY AND THE HOTEL CHOIR, 2007 >>>
[MP3] "For Science Fiction"
[MP3] "Are We Renegade"
From the LP WE, THE VEHICLES, 2006 >>>
[MP3] "German Engineering"
From the LP GLASS FLOOR, 2004 >>>
[MP3] "A Night Like This"