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"Why Must a Building Burn?" - Maximo Park

 On February 26th, British rock band Maximo Park released their seventh album, "Nature Always Wins." The album is a good listen for the two-decade-old band; it's reminiscent of their earlier efforts - like "A Certain Trigger," which is by far their pinnacle work - but it feels more mature, more grounded.

"Why Must a Building Burn?" is classic Maximo Park, but more restrained and more pensive. Lead singer Paul Smith says about this track, ""Why Must A Building Burn? is a snapshot of ordinary lives touched by tragedy in different ways. I think the heavy subject matter is alleviated, and made more resonant, by the effervescent music. I was thinking of how Prince does that brilliantly in 'Sign O' The Times' when we wrote the song.”

Although it might fly under your radar, give the entirety of "Nature Always Wins" a listen. While it may not be life-changing, it's a solid album nonetheless. Check out "Why Must a Building Burn?" below:


And because it's still COVID times, Maximo Park will be doing a livestreamed show on March 6th at 8:30 PM GMT. If you pick up a copy of the CD or vinyl, you get free admission, which you can see here

Maximo Park will also be playing a string of actual shows in the UK, dates including::

  • 4/22/2021 - Kingston - Pryzm - with Banquet (socially distanced)
  • 2/22/2021 - Kingston - Pryzm - with Banquet (socially distanced)
  • 4/23/2021 - Kingston - Pryzm - with Banquet (socially distanced) - SOLD OUT 
  • 4/23/2021 - Kingston - Pryzm - with Banquet (socially distanced) - SOLD OUT
  • 4/24/2021 - Newcastle - Tyne Theatre (socially distanced)
  • 4/24/2021 - Newcastle - Tyne Theatre (socially distanced) - SOLD OUT
  • 8/24/2021 - Dundee - Fat Sam's - with Assai Records
  • 8/25/2021 - Edinburgh - The Liquid Room – with Assai Records
  • 8/28/2021 - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club - with Crash Records
  • 8/29/2021 - Preston - Blitz - with Action Records
  • 8/30/2021 - Liverpool - The Arts Club - with Jacaranda Records
  • 9/1/2021 - Coventry - The Empire - with HMV
  • 9/2/2021- O2 Academy2 Oxford - with Truck Store
  • 9/3/2021 - The Brook - Southampton - with Vinilo
  • 9/5/2021- De Lar Warr Pavilion - with Music's Not Dead
  • 9/6/2021 - Norwich - The Waterfront - with HMV

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