Posted in music | pictures on January 18, 2009

photos by Dese'Rae Stage

Max Tundra
Max Tundra

Max: "Well, I get very distracted from my work: someone will phone me up and say there's a strange looking puddle in the street, d'you want to come and look at it?' and then I'll go do that for four hours. The music's also very labor-intensive to record, there's loads of dense programming. And I only ever record one song at a time; it just feels like I'm cheating on one song if I'm working on another. It'd take me six months to work on one song, then four months to do the next one."

About.com: Did you ever feel like you'd never complete it?

Max: "Certainly. As recently as a year ago, I was thinking: this is going to take me the rest of my days. But I did it. And the feeling of elation when I did it was so strong. Any time I'd gone to family engagements or out with friends, it was always: 'How's the album going?' Finally I was able to say: 'well, it's finished.' And after having that question asked of you for six years, that felt amazing."

As previously pointed out, Max's latest album was his first in six years and his show at Bowery Ballroom on Friday night (1/16) was his NYC debut. The Rosebuds headlined, and then Max played his 2nd NYC show one night later at Le Poisson Rouge. More Bowery pictures below...

Max Tundra...

Max Tundra

Max Tundra

Max Tundra

Max Tundra

Max Tundra

The Rosebuds...

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

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