Maritime (music group)

The Old Weird Maryland

The Old Weird Maryland

Zane Campbell is seated, clutching a borrowed Martin D-45 and singing into a black ribbon mic boomed 45 degrees down towards his mouth: “The places I have gone/ people don’t come back alive. And the things I have done/ half of them I’m gonna deny.” The song begins like the first line in a back-pocket science-fiction paperback, and Susan Alcorn’s pedal steel guitar sounds like a giant octopus maneuvering underwater. Zane, Susan, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, and Walker Teret are all set up facing each other in a broken circle inside a basement recording studio in Woodstock, Maryland. I’m calling the songs and then monitoring the music from a pair of headphones near the computer...

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