Dangerbird knew a good thing when they scooped up Milwaukee band, Maritime, to be part of their roster. Their acclaimed punk past [Promise Ring] and solid ties to local pop [Decibully] is a match, not made in heaven, but in a city full of genuine enthusiasm, making for some pretty heartfelt and hook-y pop. These locals translate more than well enough to the national, and Maritime’s outside-of-Milwaukee fans will undoubtedly be happy to hear the band is about to be sliding back over to the spotlight, soon than soon.
Ready to release a new album in April entitled Human Hearts (the band’s first on Dangerbird Records and their fourth since 2003), Maritime recently offered a song (“Paraphernalia”) to fans this past week and plan on performing for this Saturday’s Pablove benefit concert at Turner Hall Ballroom. 2011 is looking to be a busy year for the band, whose last album was nearly four years ago, but before they pack up their gear for Turner, the band will be stopping by the WMSE studios tonight at 6:30 p.m. for an in-studio performance, giving listeners a sneak audio-peek at the newest of new material and to give listeners the lowdown on Saturday’s Pablove. Tune in on your radio dial at 91.7 FM or stream online, or listen in the archives at WMSE.org.