Second album from the collective of Davey von Bohlen, Dan Didier (of Promise Ring) and Eric Axelson (of Dismemberment Plan) is a triumphant realization of the unlabored goal of Maritime and an occasional turn toward the darker denser corners of years past. The band remains solidly tethered to pop perfection, but has taken the space to let that pop cycle through all its permutations. Maritime may have a collective history to both cling to and run from, but with this album, the band steps forcefully into its own. Flameshovel. 2006.