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11.20.2014 | 27 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM

Stream three new Appleseeds' songs ahead of this weekend's release show

By Evan Rytlewski
One of the oldest punk tropes is the song about wasting time that, without a trace of irony, is played with rapid urgency. You've got to admire the disconnect between song and performance: The speed of the music suggests the band doesn’t have a second to lose, even as their lyrics say just the opposite. The Milwaukee punk quartet Appleseeds keep that cherished tradition alive on their half of th...
11.12.2014 | 35 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As Eric & Magill, former Camden bandmates and long-distance friends Eric Osterman and Ryan Weber have recorded several albums and EPs worth of lovely, bittersweet indie-pop, much of which plays like one last great weekend with a departing college pal you say you'll visit soon even as you know it could be years before you see them again. That sense of remorse was particularly thick on the duo's...
07.02.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
When we last heard from Milwaukee's Sat. Nite Duets, on their 2013 album Electric Manland, they were venturing in some strange new places. That record was utterly wild, a proggy, synth-squiggled freakout dizzy with digressive genre shifts. So did that album mark the beginning of a permanent direction for the band? Nah. On their latest EP, Los DJs, released this morning on Bandcamp, they smack the ...
08.11.2014 | 128 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Absolutely's glorious 2011 debut Learns to Love Mistakes was the work of a band unsettled. Cycling through punk, math-rock, grunge, emo and post-hardcore rapidly, like a ball shooting across a roulette table with no indication of which color it might land on, it was the type of record that a band can only make once, while their sound is still malleable and their direction unknown. That's a bummer,...
08.06.2014 | 133 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Since launching this spring, the Milwaukee Internet label CLLCTIVE has established itself as a destination for below-the-radar music, amassing a quick library of unusual electronica, indie-pop and ambient soul. Though it can be difficult to keep up with every release, the label’s Bandcamp page is a great place to park with a pair of headphones and just get lost for an hour or two, and this month...
07.17.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this summer brothers Scott and Brian Wooldridge passed the cup around on Kickstarter to raise money for two projects at once: their seventh album as the Wooldridge Brothers, and a mostly acoustic debut solo album for Scott. They succeeded, and both of those albums are on the way, but in the meantime they're rewarding fans with a short album called Cover Up, featuring covers of their songs ...
07.01.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM

Stream new releases from CRLSS and Linus' Blanket, along with the latest label compilation

By Evan Rytlewski
Life is full of small coincidences, but truly significant coincidences are few are far between. Ryan King and Ryan Hinkel meeting in the same Wisconsin minimum security correctional facility was one of those rare, life-altering coincidences. The two didn’t just share a first name, they shared a background: Both came from similarly comfortable upbringings before falling into drug addiction and la...
06.17.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Like many of us, Liam Murphy was feeling pretty beat down this winter. Murphy had just relocated to Milwaukee from Binghamton, N.Y., with his wife last fall to study anthropology at UWM, and the weather did everything in its power to make them regret that decision. And so when he wasn’t working, he passed the cold winter days by writing songs for his bedroom recording project Bordercholly, inclu...
02.28.2014 | | Posted at 03:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
In music, few words are as loaded with connotations as the term “experimental.” The word is typically used to signify music that’s difficult or unusual, but beyond that, it has come to imply a certain pacing as well. When we think of experimental music, we think of long, meandering songs, tracks that stray from the plot and wander around in no particular hurry to get wherever they end up. Mi...

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