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Daniel Markham - "Disintegrator" (video) (premiere)

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"I had a dream I wrote a song called 'Disintegrator' so I woke up and wrote a song called 'Disintegrator'" - Daniel Markham

"I had a dream I wrote a song called 'Disintegrator' so I woke up and wrote a song called 'Disintegrator,'" noted Daniel Markham as an introduction to his latest single at a recent house show in Baltimore, Maryland. A man out of place and time, the Denton, Texas singer/songwriter drew inspiration from the Alternative Nation era of rock on 2013 debut, Ruined My Life. Lamenting the breakup of R.E.M. on "Favorite Band", Markham followed up with his own Monster on 2014's Pretty Bitchin'.

Looking to an earlier decade on his forthcoming third album, Markham revisits the dreamy discord of early 4AD acts on Disintegrator. Reconstructing the dream of "Disintegrator", the black and white video directed by Dallas filmmaker Judd Myers captures the song's contentious relationship in stark detail.

To be released on May 6, Disintegrator can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

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