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PRE-ORDER: Maxband - Top of the Stairs 12" vinyl

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Maxband, a project featuring Parquet Courts drummer Max Savage, release their new EP ‘Top of the Stairs’ on Holm Front.

The New York band - completed by bassist/vocalist Patrick Smith (A Beacon School), drummer Eric Read and lead guitarist Tim Nelson - formed in Spring 2018 when the longtime friends decided it was time to finally start making music together.

After recording lo-fi debut offering ‘Perfect Strangers’ at their practice space in 2018 using nothing more than a four-track tape machine and handheld Tascam, Maxband enlisted producer Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Ashe) and headed into the studio.

The five tracks on ‘Top of the Stairs’ see Savage step up from the drums to assume vocal and guitar duties. While his delivery will no doubt remind Parquet Courts fans of his brother Andrew, the contributions of co-vocalist Patrick Smith ensure Maxband are very much their own proposition.

1- Unsaid
2- Cut It Loose
3- Good Time
4- Rural North
5- Case of Dust

"Maxband's Top of the Stairs EP is an indie rock dream" - The FADER

“Exceedingly pretty post-punk with a metronomic pulse straight out of an early Strokes record” - Stereogum

“Savage’s vocals sound not unlike his brother Andrew’s vocals with Parquet Courts. A perfect balance between breezy and fervent” - Under the Radar Mag

"Top Of The Stairs is imbued with an effortless confidence" - Paste Mag

“Delightfully direct” - So Young Magazine

Shipping February 2021