By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 26, 2007 at 2:02 PM

Milwaukee's own Maritime is recording at the Burst Collective's Burst HQ studio in downtown Tosa. That's not all that surprising these days since Burst's Daniel Holter has been cultivating lots of relationships in the local scene and has been sharing his studio with Kristian Riley of New Sense and Citizen King fame (and Riley produced the last Maritime record as well as demos for the final CD by The Promise Ring, whose singer Davey von Bohlen is in Maritime).

What's nice news for Milwaukee is that in town to produce the record is Stuart Sikes, a producer and Grammy winning engineer who was worked with the likes of Loretta Lynn, The White Stripes, The Walkmen and Modest Mouse's "Good News for People Who Love Bad News." 

"It's been fun so far this week," Holter says. "I think it's a real coup for the studio to have this project here. We're stoked!"

Maritime is recording the new disc for Flameshovel Records.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.