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Muscle For The Wing

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Described as having a transcendent live show by indie radio touchstone, KEXP, their debut full-length, 2009's Listen to the Thunder (Mt. Fuji Records, produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), was the culmination of years of playing together at every kind of gig imaginable and a faithful document of who The Maldives are as a live band. This time around the band took a different approach by working with Shawn Simmons (The Head and The Heart, Grand Hallway, Lemolo) who brought the band's assembled creativity together in a different way and explores their combined vision with expertly crafted songs that will transport you to another time and place altogether.

Singer/songwriter Jason Dodson is a secret cinephile and his love of film sets the stage for much of The Maldives' music. It permeates everything from their cinematic arrangements to the characters that populate Dodson's tales as they search for love, redemption, and a good time. The title track, Muscle for the Wing, is a plaintive plea to keep a love close while the sparse ballad My Way questions whether it's even there. The rockers on the album (Come On Come On, Raven Riley, It's Like, You Know, and Lately I) will get your hips swaying and your pulse pumping, but it's the songs that complete the soundtrack (I'm Gonna Try, Go Back to Virginia, Blood On the Highway, Sallie May) that will transport you to another time and place altogether. This is where Dodson's storytelling culminates into characters and places that blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction, the past and the present.

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The Maldives proved themselves to be arguably the most promising roots act to emerge from the Northwest since the mid-'90s heyday of the Picketts. --No Depression

Listening to The Maldives play their dusty, rainy-day country rock, one might wonder if this (mostly) bearded group would be better suited to the lonely, expansive corn fields of Kansas than the crowded city streets of Seattle. Geographic incongruity aside, vocalist Jason Dodson, one of the best unheralded songwriters in Seattle, has a keen ear for relating his city blues with a country twang, accenting his voice with ambient pedal steel, fully electric guitars, and the occasional fiddle. The result is Dodson's somber songs of hope and failure, the kind of plaintive, self-reflective stories you'd hear from a heartbroken farm-hand sipping on whiskey in an empty tavern. --The Seattle Stranger

Listening to The Maldives play their dusty, rainy-day country rock, one might wonder if this (mostly) bearded group would be better suited to the lonely, expansive corn fields of Kansas than the crowded city streets of Seattle. Geographic incongruity aside, vocalist Jason Dodson, one of the best unheralded songwriters in Seattle, has a keen ear for relating his city blues with a country twang, accenting his voice with ambient pedal steel, fully electric guitars, and the occasional fiddle. The result is Dodson's somber songs of hope and failure, the kind of plaintive, self-reflective stories you'd hear from a heartbroken farm-hand sipping on whiskey in an empty tavern. --The Seattle Stranger
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 16, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spark and Shine Records
  • ASIN: B0097JTBXC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,226 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This new album by The Maldives is really great. I have all their previous music and love it but this has a unique sound. It's an energetic display of their talent and skill earned by years of playing together. Love it.
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I think they've hit their stride. Love this album. Been an east coast fan for a couple years. Wish there was more pedal steel, but I honestly can't complain. Solid songwriting. Solid vocals. Solid everything.
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By De Young on April 17, 2013
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The first one was actually a bit better, songs are not all that good. But the band is performing it well. A pity.
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