Artist: Maximo Park
Song: “Hips and Lips”
Album: The National Health
Newcastle Upon Tyne export Maximo Park has just released their newest LP, “The National Health” in their native UK. It will be available in the states June 19th on Warp Records. “Hips And Lips,” the album’s third track, marks their three-year absence, and it’s safe to say they are back with an urgent vengeance.
With a synth/punk rhythm section coinciding with Paul Smith, a truly underrated lyricist, singing “you’re a puzzle to me and always will be,” this track is classic Maximo Park: thrashing melodies with lyrics that will have you singing with poise and purpose.
Look for a month long tour of the states, their first since 2007, starting in Boston in September.
Bryan Fauth | Our Vinyl Contributor