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  • The Maccabees to Release "Given to the Wild" on April 24

    Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:35:42

    The Maccabees to Release "Given to the Wild" on April 24 - Watch the video for "Pelican"

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    The Maccabees third album Given to the Wild is set for release on April 24 via Fiction Records / Cooperative Music in North America after a culmination of two solid years of writing in the UK.

    Want a sneak peek?

    Go here to watch the video for "Pelican."

    Or watch it below.



    Given to the Wild follows Wall of Arms, the band's second album. For several months The Maccabees went their separate ways, individually sketching out the tracks that would make up their latest studio album. "We wanted everyone in the band to feel freedom while making this record," says Felix White. "So individually we would work on ideas and bring them to the rest of the band."

    Given to the Wild is a sprawling masterpiece of distorted pop, psychedelia and soulful guitar wig outs. It is the band's most adventurous work to date.

    London five-piece - Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle - otherwise known as The Maccabees recorded the album over a period of 12 months. Large parts were recorded at the band's own rehearsal space in Elephant & Castle, with the band themselves on production duty, later decamping to Suffolk to oversee Cenzo Townsend mix the record.

    Taking sonic inspiration from a disparate collection of musical peers such as The Stone Roses, Arthur Russell, Kate Bush and David Bowie, The Maccabees are the real deal.

    Did you dig the vid for "Pelican?"

    —Carly Costello
    03.27.12



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