I feel like I really missed out on this one. The Maccabees have surprisingly released several albums over a span of several years. They obviously haven’t had much of a U.S. presence since they are only now starting to gain some traction.
It’s all thanks to Florence + the Machine who decided to bring these guys as support for her North American tour earlier this year. Ever since, their album has been receiving acclaim from American critics and enjoying its reign atop many countdowns such as this.
I am really happy I found out about the Maccabees this year. I’ll be playing catch up on their old stuff throughout next year.
You can find out more on this album at Amazon.
Below is an embed of the first single off the album, “Ayla.”