bravo, max!, both mercurial and busy as ever, has not been resting on the laurels of success from its debut release, Dog’s Light. They have pared down their once seven-piece orchestral sound to hone in on their foundation. The result is Roots N’ Roll presented by a tightly wrapped, focused, and exciting Rock band. After recording a transitional live session as a 3 piece (visiting Crestwick Studios in North Dallas) earlier this spring, the band acquired Garrett Padget to round out the 4th spot in their newly plotted direction. Garrett, a keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist for fellow Dallas act Deadmoon Choir, brings a creshendo effect to bravo, max!’s new style. Adding carefully placed, classic rock influenced organ parts and raucous guitar riffs, the new songs have them headed more towards genre bending bands like White Denim and Crazy Horse, where as the bravo, max! of old drew more closely on folks like The Avett Brothers and Paul Simon.
In addition to maintaining its constant evolution, the band has been preparing for an upcoming 8 state summer tour. The tour, scheduled to kick off July 31 @ Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, will take the now four-piece band to some of their tried and trued favorite haunts, like Maxine’s in Hot Springs, Arkansas and The Historic Taos Inn, in Taos New Mexico, as well as several brand new cities and states including Tulsa, Denver, St Louis, Memphis, and more. The forefront of the band’s attention, however, has been directed towards both an upcoming music video, slotted for release on 8/11 with a show @ La Grange in Dallas, as well as a sophomore release, tentatively titled Young Gun Slinger. This follow up release is slated for release early spring, 2013.
No shows booked at the moment.