Maritime is the new (or, like, a few years old, so “current”) project of Davey von Bohlen, who, as the frontman for the Promise Ring, helped a lot of people get through adolescence and shit. It’s him, old Promise Ring drummer Dan Didier, and Eric Axelson, ex-Dismemberment Plan bassist/secret weapon, and, as you might expect given the band’s pedigree, the songs are equal parts emotional build-ups, dramatic, quirky hooks, and bass lines that sound, actually, kinda like liquid blow. They’re playing at Mercury Lounge tonight, in front of an audience likely to be comprised of older, wiser, cooler ex-emo kids.
Because the band is called “Maritime,” which refers to oceany stuff, I have cleverly adorned this post with a picture of a shipinabottle. Haven’t you always wondered how they got in there?
I haven’t always wondered, because I already know: they build the ship first, and then build the bottle around it! Ok, not really. After the jump, the real story:
… The real way is that the ships are really small when they first go into the bottle, but, with proper feeding and watering, grow to a healty size.