Dangerbird Records was launched in LA only six years, by Jeff Castelaz and Peter Walker. The two have drawn extensively from the burgeoning Silver Lake, CA, music scene; signing Eulogies, Seawolf, and the Silversun Pickups. They have also recently signed Hot Hot Heat, Eagles of Death Metal, and Minus the Bear.
Continuing its recent string of major signings, Dangerbird has now added former Flamshovel Recording artist Maritime to its roster. If you’re not familiar, the indie-rock outfit previously released three LPs dating back to 2004 and provided the Onion AV Club’s Undercover with a cover of Depechmode’s “Enjoy the Silence“. Singer/guitarist Davey von Bohlen and drummer Dan Didier both have a previous working relationship with Castlaz, whom managed their prior group, The Promise Ring.
Expect the Maritime’s debut Dangerbird release sometime late fall. In the meantime, the band will play a brief mid-western tour this spring, starting on May 21st in West Dundee, Illinois.
Maritime 2010 Tour dates:
05/21 – West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater
05/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mixtape Cafe
06/05 – Chicago, IL @ Do Division
06/19 – Wilwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Art Museum