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.