Thu, 5 June 2014
Paul Smith of Maxïmo Park sips a soda at The Globe prior to the band's gig at Gramercy Theatre. He tells the tale of why he doesn't drink before a show, and how the group collaborated with Mordue Brewery to create a beer called Maxïmo No. 5 in honor of their fifth LP, Too Much Information. He discusses all aspects of the record, from self-production to mixing via Skype to the story behind the tongue-shaving artwork. Smith also reveals how the band came to choose the cover songs included on the deluxe edition of the album.