Miles Maxwell

New Music Critique: Miles Maxwell

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7.2

This foursome stands out due to their songs’ wryly humorous and sometimes awkward lyrics. “She Says (Whiskey Down at 4 AM)” is a case in point. Accompanied by a downhome Americana track, the singer tells of an odd, stilted barroom conversation with a prospective hookup. “Something New” is memorable for its clever, unlikely lyrics (when’s the last time you heard ‘Wordpress’ in a country tune?). “Terrible Song” had us intrigued right away and turned out to be a song of regret (“I was a fool to let you go.”). Overall, we like that Miles Maxwell are adept players with a wry sense of humor who are not into the same ol’ same ol’ country sincerity. Still, there’s need for more development here.

Contact: miles.maxwell@gmail.com
Web: milesmaxwell.com
Seeking: Booking
Style: Americana, Roots Rock