Look Out For The Maldives

by That Guy on September 15, 2008

I had a buddy at school that was pretty nuts. He’d routinely go on 24+ hour benders, smoked so many cigarettes that his jaundiced fingers looked like a picture out of a junior high health book, and would get drunk and repeat the word “seriously” to you over and over again while trying to form a sentence. But the kicker was the way he used to let us know he was coming to visit Chicago. You’d always get an email the day of his visit saying, “I’m coming to Chicago. Look for me.” Classic. No specifics. No request to stay with you. No timetable. He just knew he’d hit enough bars that he’d run into you eventually. And you know what? Without fail, we’d randomly run into him with no change of clothes, no bag, and no clue what planet he was on – just a toothbrush tucked neatly in his breast pocket. Unreal.

The Maldives are kind of the same way. You probably haven’t seen them yet, but you will. Look for them. The Seattle up-and-comers are currently recording their first full-length album, and are bound to make an impact on the twangy, rocking country scene. A band of 9 dudes strong, they cover just about every stringed instrument on stage, from the banjo to the violin. Their first EP, the self-titled The Maldives, was pretty darn good. But early indications from the full-length album are even better. They’ve got a few free tracks for download on their MySpace page. I strongly recommend you download “Cold November” and “Tequila Sunday.”

Look for the new album to come out this winter along with a full review at HearYa. In the meantime, check out a couple of the more laid-back tracks off their first EP.

The Maldives – Goodbye

The Maldives – Darkness Follows

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Woody September 16, 2008 at 4:35 am

These are guys are really good. Nice fine DB.

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