Maritime is set to release their new album, HERESY AND THE HOTEL CHOIR. The follow-up to 2006’s WE, THE VEHICLES, which Pitchfork called “direly infectious…pitch-perfect” will be released on Flameshovel Records October 16.
HERESY AND THE HOTEL CHOIR is the first true collaboration for the band, comprised of singer/guitarist Davey von Bohlen and drummer Dan Didier, both formerly of The Promise Ring, bassist Justin Klug (formerly of Decibully) and guitarist Dan Hinz. They wrote the entire album together before enlisting producer Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Cat Power) to help mold the final product. “I feel like this is the first Maritime record “ says Didier, “meaning it’s the first time it actually feels like we are a band.” He continues, “ Before, members came and went and it never seemed to be a cohesive unit, but, for this record the four of us all started at square one together so the songs reflect all four of us.”