CAMPHOR is a project helmed by indie film composer Max Avery Lichtenstein (Tarnation, Jesus’ Son, The King). Max pulled in friends and collaborators from the bands Mercury Rev, Beirut, Stars Like Fleas, Bright Eyes, Hopewell, The Silent League and Timesbold (of which he is also a member) to produce and perform the debut album Drawn to Dust, a delicately crafted and gracefully orchestrated chamber pop opus highlighted by Max's captivating voice and evocative lyrics.

Drawn to Dust received great acclaim when it was released in April 2008 on Friendly Fire Records. To accompany the release, Max produced a unique music video for the record’s first single “Castaway”… a cinematic retelling of the classic siren myth as performed by a cast of PLAYMOBIL® characters. The video caught the eye of Pitchfork Media who premiered the clip on their Forkcast, and it was subsequently selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and featured on many of the most prominent music bogs and online magazines (including Spin, PopMatters, Detour and Better Propaganda).

A new album is in production for a 2017 release.