Maritime (band)

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Background information
OriginMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
GenresIndie pop
Indie rock
Acoustic rock (early albums)
Years active2003–2017
LabelsDangerbird Records
Foreign Leisure
DeSoto Records
Flameshovel Records
Grand Hotel van Cleef
MembersDan Didier
Davey von Bohlen
Justin Klug
Dan Hinz
Past membersEric Axelson

Maritime is an American indie pop band formed in 2003 after the breakup of The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan.


After the breakup of their respective bands, Eric Axelson of The Dismemberment Plan and Davey von Bohlen and Dan Didier of The Promise Ring started a band called "In English." The group quickly signed a deal with Anti- and hired J. Robbins to produce their first 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.[2][3]

On February 6, 2006, Axelson announced that he would leave 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.[4]

On July 16, 2015, the band announced the release of Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones coming on October 16, 2015, on Dangerbird Records. They also launched a new song "Satellite Love" with a music video compiled of live recording footage.[5]


Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Eric Axelson – bass guitar (2003 – 2006)



  1. ^ "Is Maritime an Emo Band?". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  2. ^ "The Daily Vault Music Reviews". Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  3. ^ "Maritime: Glass Floor". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  4. ^ "Maritime: Human Hearts". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  5. ^ [1] Archived August 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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