LIKE MANY OF HIS WEST TEXAS CONTEMPORARIES, DANIEL MARKHAM HAS OFTEN BEEN ABLE TO TAP INTO THE ISOLATING, YET CALM LONESOMENESS OF THE PANHANDLE.
Whether it be Thrift Store Cowboys and Amanda Shires of the last decade, Terry Allen and The Flatlanders of the late ’70s, or Buddy Holly and Wink-native Roy Orbison of the late ’50s, they all the ability to capture the parting winds of the flatlands and the blistering sun of the West Texas deserts. It was engrained in their sound–becoming signature for each in their own shades.
The now Denton-based Markham, a decade in as a songwriter and musician, presents his third solo full-length album, Disintegrator. Third. In ways, that’s a misleading description. In reality, it marks his 12th release–following Waiting to Derail’s self-titled, One Wolf’s One Wolf I and One Wolf II: Secret of the Wolf, Larry Legion and Forest of Swords under the Larry Legion persona, solo works Demonstrations, Hexagons, Ruined My Life, Pretty Bitchin’, and the collaborative efforts of Smoke Paint with Tony Ferraro and Harmony in Hell with Claire Morales.
- TOM MOONEY, NEW SLANG
Main support for Deep Blue Something, February 2019
Main support for Jessica Lea Mayfield, January 2018
Local support for Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards), April 2017
Main support for Kurt Vile, December 2016
Support for Telegraph Canyon, October 2016
Support for Alejandro Escovedo, February 2016
Local support for Christopher Owens, June 2015
Support for Centro-Matic, December 2014
Local support for Benjamin Booker, October 2014
Local support for Dead Confederate, November 2013