Burnside Album Details

Maldives, The, Mad Lives

The Maldives are the primordial soul of Seattle. Going strong for 13 years—-a complete generation in rock n roll years—-the band plays a finely crafted form of cinematic Americana, dark in palette, heavy in vibe and diverse in instrumentation. They're veterans of Northwest stages from Sasquatch to Bumbershoot to Doe Bay Fest to the Tractor Tavern, their spiritual home. With their fourth album, Mad Lives, the mercurial seven-piece further refines its sound, as lead singer and lyricist Jason Dodson explores a haunting form of rock n roll mythology unbeholden to the past, theirs or any other.