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Maxband – “Means To An End”

Maxband is the new project of Parquet Courts drummer Max Savage, who is jumping on guitar and lead vocals in this lineup. The New York band — whose other members Patrick Smith, Tim Nelson, and Eric Read hail from groups including Bluffing, A Beacon School, and Bob Dylan Death Watch — is gearing up to release their debut album Perfect Strangers towards the end of August.

Today they’re sharing lead single “Means To An End.” The track is a stormy slow-burn. At almost six minutes long, it’s classic guitar rock devoted to a tightly coiled riff that turns experimentally melodic. For a song titled after a cliché, “Means To An End” turns out to be an honest and reflective ballad thanks to Savage’s lyrics.

Maxband have a show coming up 8/12 at Berlin in New York. In the meantime, hear “Means To An End” below.

Perfect Strangers is out 8/24 via Gentle Reminder. Pre-order it here.