Lewis Del Mar
After a three year hiatus, New York duo Danny Miller and Max Harwood are back with “The Ceiling,” the adrenaline-inducing first single from their long-anticipated sophomore album AUGUST, due out this summer via FADER Label. The core brotherhood of Lewis Del Mar sparked nearly two decades ago, when Miller and Harwood met at age nine. Upon graduating, the band took the show on the road. And after two years spent “traveling the country in a station wagon, playing in dive bars to nobody,” Miller and Harwood finally landed in New York City, where they put pen to paper on what would eventually become their self-titled debut album.
Everything changed overnight upon releasing their first single “Loud(y)” in summer 2015. With no established following or social media presence, the song rocketed to the top of Hype Machine. On their debut LP Lewis Del Mar, Harwood and Miller burst through the gate with a sound entirely of their own creation: folk-tinged, coastal melodies with an edge of city grit and percussive Latin influence that netted the duo over 150 million collective streams and support from NPR, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Consequence of Sound and KCRW. The duo went on to perform the album around the world, including festival slots at Outside Lands, Austin City Limits and Firefly.
Upon returning home, Miller and Harwood found a warped sense of normalcy. Their new album, AUGUST, is a composite of the beautiful tumult that unfolded that summer, packed with all the higher highs and lower lows that come when the stakes are raised. Postured at an exhilarating confluence between manic and reflective, AUGUST intensifies Lewis Del Mar’s established sound, reimagining a chaotic summer with boundless texture and detail. By rooting each song in lived specificity, AUGUST refracts a greater, universal truth of self-perseverance amid the static.