Max sent me his new album ‘Burrow’ over a month ago, but it was only in the last couple weeks that I actually managed to give it a listen. And it is quite great. The guitar playing on it is pretty exquisite and the vocals bring to mind a certain Swedish man who may or may not be taller than all the others.
The stand out track for me is definitely 'New Beast' —kind of wish there was a few more boy + girl vocals on the album, as their tones fit like well fitting gloves— but the whole album plays well and provides a pleasant escape from the modern world as throwing it on the headphones kind of transports you to a different time. Or at least out of the city and away from the go go go of a life with internet access (which is kind of like a different time). Visions of the English country side come to mind. Not sure why, as Max is from Maine (USA). But it does. In fact, 'Burrow' kind of sounds like an album that the same guy who tipped you off to Nick Drake would have also passed on to you. And if you didn't know better, you could easily see this album being released in the early 70's (rather than earlier this month).
So go jump over to his Bandcamp page and give the full album a listen and see if you find yourself transported somewhere more simple. And if you enjoy that escape, then buy the CD (he's doing a 2 for 1 deal —so that takes care of a birthday present for your friend that has a crush on The Tallest Man On Earth— and he's also donating a portion to charity).