New What Made Milwaukee Famous – “Resistance St.”

By brandon / January 31, 2008 - 1:23 pm

There are a lot of things Milwaukee’s known for, so we’ve always thought it nice of Austin’s ‘Gum showcase alums What Made Milwaukee Famous to keep it so open with their Wisconsin-y moniker. We’re not that great with Milwaukee place names (or Austin, outside the SXSW strip), so no idea if “Resistance St.,” the first MP3 from their sophomore album What Doesn’t Kill Us, is a real place as well as a metaphor, but one thing we are pretty sure about: Michael Kingcaid & Co. have never sounded so Radiohead-y before. Seriously. Listen to those dramatic vocal soars (wait for the effect used on the first slow, less accompanied vocal part), moody but strong guitars (and keyboards), and those complex, whirlwind exit horns.

What Made Milwaukee Famous
[photo by Cambria Harkey]

What Made Milwaukee Famous – “Resistance St.” (MP3)

Holy Thom.

What Doesn’t Kill Us is out 3/4 on Barsuk. It was produced by Sparklehorse’s Chris Michaels. You can catch them live with Louis XIV in March/April, after they complete a Los Angeles residence (hopefully they don’t have any shaker incidents). Here goes:

02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
02/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
02/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bordello
02/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Lounge
02/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
02/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Cid
03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
03/07 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Record Release Party
03/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft at Center Stage +
03/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar +
03/14 – New York, NY @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza +
03/15 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel +
03/16 – Albany, NY @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s +
03/18 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa +
03/19 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club +
03/21 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement +
03/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro +
03/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater +
03/25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre +
03/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound (formerly Bricks) +
03/29 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey (formerly Breakroom) +
03/30 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre +
04/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore +
04/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon +
04/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse Theater

+ w/ Louis the XIV