Seven Songs & a Voicemail
Max Furman is a musician, which is why he made a CD, which is why he has a CD Baby account, which is why you are reading this right now. After two self-released hometown-only EPs the Philadelphia artist is unleashing his newest creation Seven Songs And A Voicemail on the entire world, or at least the internet. Seven Songs And A Voicemail is a distillation of several of Max's disparate influences, including but not limited to the blues, David Bowie, DFA Records, and 90s lo-fi. Leadoff single "(Anything But) Boathouse Row" sounds like the song Bob Dylan would have made fronting the Tubeway Army before mutating halfway through into a rowdy garage-rock gallop and then changing again into something completely different. "An Exercise in Restraint" takes a similar path, moving smoothly from intense slow-burn into a surprising coda. Standout track "A Great Mistake" is the funkiest homemade new wave/post-punk song you will hear in 2006. Give Max Furman's music just one listen and you will see why this local phenomenon is ready for national attention. If you have been looking for a new, unique voice in music you've found it. Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of history.