New Maxïmo Park – “Russian Literature”

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.

Maxïmo Park – “Russian Literature” (MP3)

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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