Daniel Markham grew up in a small town just south of Lubbock. He spent years in the local Lubbock music scene playing for the band One Wolf, then continued alone down his own music path across the United States.

Over the past decade, Markham has made a name for himself in the rock world. It's pretty cool when that happens to people from our neck of the woods. He's played alongside every kind of band, from Meat Puppets to Joe Ely, and a quick Google search turns up articles pertaining to his incredible talent and style, like this one from The Dallas Morning News.

Markham sent me his new self-released album Burnout a few weeks ago. I was distracted and busy at the time and, like a total jerk, I completely forgot to listen to it until I was headed back to town from vacation last weekend.

Photo: Carley Du-Menil Martinez

I jammed it the whole way home, staring out the window at dusty-ass West Texas, and it felt like a scene out of a movie.

Markham has a hauntingly beautiful voice that reminds me of so many of my favorite 90s grunge rock artists. He is an incredible lyricist, and every time I thought there couldn't be a better song on the album, the next track was there to prove me wrong.

I regret the days that the album sat in my inbox instead of hooked up to my car speaker and set to repeat. My favorite songs from it are "Don't It Feel So Good?," "It's a Spaceman, Man," and "Strawberry."

If you'd like to check out Daniel Markham's sweet tunes, head over to his official website and be sure to download his new album here. You can also like him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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