If Franz Ferdinand is the Oasis of the current dance-punk movement, churning out effortlessly populist singles; and Bloc Party is the Blur responsible for the genre's artier, more sophisticated studio creations; then Max´mo Park has emerged as the present-day equivalent of Pulp supplying a much-needed bridge between unbridled hedonism and academic insularity. The Newcastle-based band has already distinguished itself with two stunningly realized singles -- "Apply Some Pressure" and "The Coast Is Always Changing" -- which take the movement's hallmark stutter-stop guitar attack as a starting point and augment it with Lukas Wooller's bold, buoyant keyboard l... More >>>