New Maximo Park Single ‘The Kids are sick again’ on Radio1 – Check out the Lyrics here

 

Monday night Zane Low played the new Maximo Park single ‘The kids are sick again’ on Radio1.

The kids are sick again will of course be part of the new album ‘Quicken the heart’, which is due to be released in May, as well as the song ‘Quicken the heart’, which is already available as a free download on the maximo park website.

To listen to ‘Quicken the heart’, just open the above mentioned link to the iplayer and tune in at minute 40 to enjoy Maximo Park’s ‘The kids are sick again’!

Maximo Park – The kids are sick again – Lyrics

The comforting ache
Of the summer holidays
Pointless days pining
Afternoons whining
The suburbs scream
At passers by
The scream of escape
A new siren

Wasted lives
Hope takes flight
I don’t mind
Losing self respect
I’ve done it before
And i’ll do it again
I’m stifled tonight
Which is fine
I’ve done it before
And i’ll do it again

I’m hotter than this
Under regular beams of light
Toothpaste smiles
Don’t seem so bright

I’m marching on
Don’t revise
I don’t mind
Losing self respect
I’ve done it before
And i’ll do it again
I’m thwarted tonight
Which is fine
See i’ve done it before
And i’ll do it again

The kids are sick again
Nothing to look forward to
They jumped the cliff again
Future sinks beneath the blue x4

Thanks to the great Maxmo Park Community and great Gary! :)

Btw:
Not sure whether it’s “I’m hotter than this” or something else. If you’ve got an idea, let me know. Great song!

 
 

Maximo Park’s new Album Quicken the Heart and a free Download of the song Wraithlike

 

This blog post is a tribute to my favourite band out there – “Quicken The Heart” together with a DVD and was lucky to be one of the first 1000 purchasers who get a signed copy. A great marketing idea indeed :-)

In addition to that Maximo Park has really gone web2.0. Maximo Park got accounts on the following services:

Thus, as a fan, you got 5 ways to have a conversation with your favourite band. This is actually a prime example of how to leverage social media as a band. Other than that, they also joined a community on their revised website, which is a good idea as well.

The only downturn at the moment is that they are not following back on Twitter, which they should, because you can get much more out of conversations than from just listening to people.

Another goodie is the free download of the new Maximo Park song “Wraithlike” from the new album Quicken the heart, which is due to be relased in May 2009.

If you don’t wanna download it, you can also watch it on YouTube or, due to the power of Social Media, watch the Maximo Park – Wraithlike lyrics and video below:

Maximo Park – Wraithlike Lyrics:

Here’s a song that finally you can understand
A minor statetement meant to counteract the plan
A list of wraithlike things, that quicken the heart

Just another song of faded memory
A raison d’etre for the entire family
I don’t remember it well
I was in love for a spell

Copies of “Sight and Sound”
She left lying around on the floor
She said i’d forget her voice
That’s untrue
It’s just not as sharp as before

Find some transparent words to give security
Another vacant smile that says rely on me
No way, commitment’s a bore
Where have I heard it before?

I could’ve sworn that everything was crystal clear
But I was shackled by a language of ideas
A desert has its own rules
Outside the circle it’s cruel

Copies of “Sight and Sound”
She left lying around on the floor
She said i’d forget her voice
That’s untrue
It’s just not as sharp as before

(voices, voices/ promises, promises)

The final verse is often meant to tie things up
But in this case my morals’ve been most corrupt
I don’t remember it well
I was in love for a spell

Copies of “Sight and Sound”
She left lying around on the floor
She said i’d forget her face
That’s a lie
It’s just not as real as before

Thanks to YouTube user Candave1.

 
 

Ein Spaziergang im Maximo Park

 

Gestern hatte ich dank Annika die Ehre meine Lieblingsband Maximo Park zum dritten mal live zu erleben, und zwar im Docks in Hamburg.

Die Vorband Blood Red Shoes war bereits sehr cool. Ein Mädel an der Gitarre und ein Typ am Schlagzeug, die Mucke gemacht haben, als wären sie zu zehnt.

Maximo Park selbst waren mal wieder der Hammer, allen voran Paul Smith, der wohl pro Auftritt seine 3-4 Kilo verliert, so wie er immer durchdreht. Die perfekte Werbefigur für Corny Power Riegel.

Mein Favourite gestern war das verhältnismäßig ruhige ‘Going Missing’. Bei dem Song merkt man, dass Paul Smith nicht nur abgeht wie Schmidts Katze, sondern gleichzeitig auch noch richtig gut singen kann.

Da meine Digi-Cam im Dunklen leider nicht so richtig klarkommt hier einige meist eher unscharfe / zu dunkle Eindrücke:

Hier waren wir noch ganz vorne, bis es uns im übertragenen und wahrsten Sinne des Wortes zu heiß wurde.

“We’re gonna head for new horizons, Limassol!”

Sehr lustig, dass Paul Smith hier erst eine Ballade angekündigt hat und dann ‘Our Velocity’ gespielt wurde :)


Zum Schluss noch ‘nen Gruß an Mihau und Jana, die zusammen herausgefunden haben, dass das Zitat “Is this the thrill of the chase?”, welches auf ein Fan-Shirt gedruckt war, aus dem Song ‘Parisian Skies’ stammt. Danke – wegen euch konnte ich beruhigt einschlafen, ohne mir weiter den Kopf zerbrechen zu müssen ;-)