MARITIME TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “ROAMING EMPIRE”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH ON SPOTIFY, ITUNES, AND MORE
STREAM “ROAMING EMPIRE” TODAY ON SOUNDCLOUD
FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM MAGNETIC BODIES/MAPS OF BONES
OUT OCTOBER 16TH VIA DANGERBIRD RECORDS
MAGNETIC BODIES/MAPS OF BONES AVAILABLE
FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
In anticipation of Maritime’s forthcoming new album, Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones (Dangerbird Records, October 16th), the band will release the latest single from the record. The buoyant and reflective guitar pop of “Roaming Empire” is a perfect way to say goodbye to summer, and will be available starting tomorrow, September 11th, via Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more. Fans can stream the song today however via SoundCloud. This October Maritime will play select dates along the East Coast as well as a hometown record release show in Milwaukee on October 17th. Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones is available for pre-order now, and starting tomorrow will include an instant grat download of “Roaming Empire” as well as the first single “Satellite Love”. Upcoming tour dates, and links to listen below.
Stream “Roaming Empire” on SoundCloud
Available Friday, September 11th on Spotify/Apple Music/Rdio/etc
“There is always one song off of an album that we all agree is our collective favorite. For Human Hearts it was, for whatever reason, ‘Peopling of London’ and for Magnetic Bodies/Map of Bones it’s, by far, ‘Roaming Empire.'” – Dan Didier
Stream “Satellite Love” on SoundCloud
Preorder Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones on iTunes,
“It’s been four years since the band’s last release, Human Hearts,” writes the A.V. Club in early praise of Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones, and “it’s evident that all that time off didn’t diminish the band’s ability to write an earworm.” Dan Didier (drums) and Davey von Bohlen (vocals, guitar) have been playing music together for 20 years now. More than half of that time has been spent with Maritime, the other with their incredibly influential band The Promise Ring . Over the past year, alongside Maritime guitarist Dan Hinz and bassist Justin Klug, the Milwaukee four-piece have worked on and off in the studio as they completed recording on their fifth full-length release.
After the slick pop peak of Human Hearts -which followed the ambitious Heresy And The Hotel Choir– Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones feels a little more risky, a little weirder, a little more oblique in its sentiment but nonetheless purposeful. Von Bohlen’s words, especially, are back to their old impressionism, with pathos one minute and unbridled joy another. On “Roaming Empire,” Von Bohlen claims, like so many before him, that he knew more then than he does now, but it’s never that simple.
Keep posted in the coming weeks for new music and further announcements on their forthcoming album and tour dates.
Upcoming tour dates below.
Photo Credit: Tia Brindel
Upcoming Tour Dates:
01 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
02 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
03 – Washington, DC – DC9
04 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
17 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club (Album Release Show)