Thursday, February 09, 2006

Maximo Park - A19

Maximo Park's A Certain Trigger was a pretty solid debut album; the only real problem I had with it was the fact that they were one of many other British bands doing the whole Gang of Four revival thing. But if you can get past that, there is a lot to like about these guys. With the angular guitars and tight rhythms, you can't help but think of The Futureheads minus the intricate vocal harmonizing. It's certainly not something you'd expect to hear on a primarily electronic label like Warp Records. To hold over their growing fan base, Maximo Park will release a b-side compilation on February 21st called Missing Songs. More of the same really, but some interesting surprises such as the xylophone on "Hammer Horror". Give it a listen.

» Bonus Track: Hammer Horror

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