Maritime (band)

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Maritime
Maritime band.jpg
Background information
Origin Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
United States
Genres Indie pop
Indie rock
Acoustic rock(early albums)
Years active 2003–present
Labels Dangerbird Records
Foreign Leisure
DeSoto Records
Flameshovel Records
Grand Hotel van Cleef
Members Dan Didier
Davey von Bohlen
Justin Klug
Dan Hinz
Past members Eric Axelson

Maritime is an indie pop band formed in 2003 after the break up of The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan. Eric Axelson (bass guitarist) of The Dismemberment Plan and Davey von Bohlen (singer/guitarist) and Dan Didier (drummer) of The Promise Ring started a band called In English. The group quickly signed a deal with the record label ANTI- and hired J. Robbins to produce their record. Robbins had previously produced records for both The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan. After delivering the record to ANTI-, the company decided it did not want the record. The band changed its name to Maritime and signed with DeSoto Records. The band went on tour and self-released an EP called Adios on their own label, Foreign Leisure. On April 1, 2004, the band released its first full-length album, Glass Floor on Desoto Records.

On February 6, 2006, Axelson announced that he was leaving the band. He was replaced on bass guitar by Justin Klug.

Their second album, We, the Vehicles, was released on April 18, 2006, on Flameshovel Records to wide critical acclaim.

Their third album, Heresy and the Hotel Choir, was released on October 16, 2007, also on Flameshovel Records in the US and was released on Grand Hotel van Cleef in Germany on October 12, 2007, who also released Maritime's other two albums in Europe. "Guns of Navarone" was the first single from the new album.

In late April, 2010, the band announced that they were leaving Flameshovel Records and had signed with Dangerbird Records. Their fourth album Human Hearts was released on April 5, 2011.[1]

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  • Eric Axelson – bass guitar (2003 – 2006)

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