The Milwaukees - The Bland Comfort Of Life With Lloyd Justin
No, they are not from Wisconsin, but yes, they do rock. The Milwaukees,
hailing from New Jersey, have put together 6 songs that are taxing on your
counting skills [3 songs in 7/4 time! Crazy!], while at the same time making
you bob your head and play air guitar right along with them. "Planes Above Us,"
the first track, is a great up-tempo emo-rock song, and sets the tone for the
rest of the album. Even the last song, "Lloyd Justin," starts off with a
pseudo-metal riff, but then kicks into the rock some more. As I mentioned
earlier, the time changes in here are crazy and seem to come out of nowhere.
It's nice to hear the beat change up, and their rhythm section is one of the
tightest musically that I have heard in some time. The singer's voice for some
reason reminds me of a cross between Jamie of the Stereo and J. Robbins of Jawbox,
even though the band doesn't particularly sound like either. The band kind of
has a sound like a harder-edged Gameface, or maybe a not as ferocious Husker Du.
Either way, this EP is a winner, look for big things from this band.
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