An "Essential Album of 2016."
- Gold Flake Paint
"As is his wont, Engel plays every instrument here, mixing acoustic and electronic instruments while crafting songs that dart across genre lines."
- A.V. Club
"Maxed Out... sits at the intersection of power pop and emo."
"Engel came to prove there's nothing he can't do and chew gum, and he only has gum left. Maxed Out blends Midwestern emo, math rock, post-hardcore, indie rock, post-rock, and the core of it all, pop, to perfection. Bouncing back and forth between jagged rhythms, syrupy vocal melodies, airy slacker pop, and a sense for experimentation, Options have embraced the fuzzy space in-between."
Written, Played, and Mixed by Seth Engel.
Recorded by Seth Engel and Matt Kissinger at the Owlery and Pallet Sound in Chicago.
Mastered by Dave Downham at Gradwell House.
Art by Mary Clemens.