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Maximo Park's Paul Smith and Field Music members team up for new album – listen

Collaboration project also post first cut from 'Frozen By Sight' online

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Maximo Park singer Paul Smith and Field Music man Peter Brewis have announced a collaboration album.

?'Frozen By Sight' will be released on November 17 via Memphis Industries, preceded by 'Barcelona (At Eye Level)'. You can listen to that track below.

First performed at the Festival Of The North East in spring 2013, Smith and Brewis began work in early 2014 recording the album at the Field Music studio in Sunderland with David Brewis, Peter's brother, acting as co-producer.

The album references 1970s singer-songwriter David Sylvian, Scott Walker and Russian composers including Prokofiev. Brewis arranged a series of compositions that would soundtrack words gathered from Smith's travel writing.

"When I'm writing, it makes sense to try and document the world around me as well as the world within me," Smith told The Guardian.

"Usually, I like to depict everyday situations but the focus of 'Frozen By Sight' is solely my external world, taken from descriptive passages in my notebooks, written as I travelled."

The full tracklisting for 'Frozen By Sight' is as follows:

'Old Odeon'
'Santa Monica'
'Exiting Hyde Park Towers'
'Barcelona (At Eye Level)'
'LA Street Cleaner'
'A Town Called Letter'
'Mount Wellington Rises'
'Budapest'
'Perth To Bunbury'
'Philly'
'Trevone'
'St Peter's'


Earlier this year, Smith said nostalgia for the mid-noughties indie scene isn't warranted.

Speaking to NME at The Libertines' recent Hyde Park gig, when asked if nostalgia surrounding the bands that emerged in the early to mid noughties was warranted, he replied: "Not really... I think it's a pretty general thing to say but there's good music and bad music from all eras. I think the reason for some of the revivalism of an era is because a lot of money was thrown at some fairly average bands. Then you end up with a glut that you want to destroy, like cholesterol in the veins of music."


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