'Quicken The Heart' was recorded in Los Angeles in late 2008 and produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Public Image Ltd, Talking Heads, Kate Bush).
"One of the summer's essential bands" Clash
"Smith's eccenticities still elevate Maximo Park above the guitar-pop herd" Q
"It's time we all got some bigger dreams, so thank god for Maximo Park" NME
Quicken The Heart is released on 11th May (9th May in Germany) and preceded by the single, 'The Kids Are Sick Again' a week earlier.
'Quicken The Heart' Special Edition includes:
- ‘Quicken The Heart’ CD album + lyrics booklet
- ‘Monument’ DVD, a 65 minute film documenting the band’s show at the Newcastle Arena in 2007 + photo booklet
- ‘October California’ booklet, with photographs taken by the band during the recording of this album
- All packaged within unique, gold-foil artwork