Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith checked in with fans on the band’s blog at MySpace on Monday (August 4), discussing progress on the British indie rock band’s follow-up to 2007’s ‘Our Earthly Pleasures’. “We’ve just about finished writing our new album now (there will always be loose threads that need taking care of),” Smith writes. “Two intensive weeks of demos after a few months of initial writing, playing and recording. We’ve got a lot of songs now, which is what we intended. I’m too much like an ostrich with my head in the sand, so I don’t know what kind of music it is, in all honesty. They were intended to be high-calibre pop songs, that’s all I know.” Read more.