Maxïmo drop the Devo for “Russian Literature,” instead mixing some acoustic piano into a three-minute burst that flips from calculated, post-punk segues into a straight-rock hook. This tune also has the line that gives the UK best-selling record its name: “Our earthly pleasure distract us against our will / Are you hopeful or just gullible?” Too deep a question for a Friday afternoon, so just download and enjoy.

Our faves remain “Our Velocity” and “Apply Some Pressure,” both of which are streaming at MySpace.

Our Earthly Pleasures is out 5/8 on Warp.

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Comments (12)
  1. Loggie  |   Posted on Apr 20th, 2007 0

    This is… terrible.

  2. GiantPanda  |   Posted on Apr 20th, 2007 0

    you do realize that apply some pressure is from their last album… right?

  3. Their new album already leaked, and from what I’ve been hearing, it’s pretty bad.

  4. Matt  |   Posted on Apr 20th, 2007 0

    The song is excellent, as is the album which has been out in the UK for a few weeks now.

  5. azbolden  |   Posted on Apr 20th, 2007 0

    are you people crazy? Our Earthly Pleasures is in INCREDIBLE..What a kick ass sophomore album!!

  6. misha  |   Posted on Apr 20th, 2007 0

    While I don’t love this track, I love what I found of the album I found on bitorrent. Sounds pretty solid to me, overall, tho.

  7. The album is great! Better than I’d expected.

  8. Christopher  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2007 0

    IF YOU LIVE IN EUROPE – GO SEE MAXIMO PARK WITH YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND OPENING FOR THEM. YOU WON’T BE SORRY.

  9. Kyle  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2007 0

    The album is kind of like Bloc Party’s new one in that the lyrics are really terrible but the music is…well…mediocre.

  10. I personally thought that this album is much better than their debut, it shows growth and I already listened to it more than I listened to their debut that only had a few good songs but wasn’t as good as a whole.

  11. Bender Bending Rodriguez  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2007 0

    I thought the first record was brilliant. This one doesn’t sustain as well after the first five or so songs. Still, it’s better than 99% of the stuff out there.

  12. mahawhaaha  |   Posted on May 7th, 2007 0

    yesaaar maximo park are the boyo.!!! im going to see then tomorrow and art brut are supposrting, i dony care what nayone else thinks. they are proper mint and its fgoint to be thebest life of my life!!!!! :S:D:DD:D::DD:D:D:D:

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