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What Made Milwaukee Famous – “Gone And Done It Now” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been four years since we last heard from Austin’s What Made Milwaukee Famous, but the band is set to release a new LP — tentatively titled You Can’t Fall Off The Floor — early next year. The band’s three original members, Michael Kingcaid, John Farmer, and Jason Davis, filled out their lineup with a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 7, 2012 - 3:36 pm

What Made Milwaukee Famous Cover Billy Joel

Chuck Klosterman claims that Glasses Houses is the best Billy Joel album, and that Billy Joel has never been cool. He’s wrong on the first count (it’s the second best), but we can’t dispute the coolness issue (much as we love him/are from Long Island). Maybe Austin indie fencing team WMMF can fix that (no,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 25, 2008 - 2:56 pm

New What Made Milwaukee Famous Video (Feat. Lance Armstrong) – “Sultan”

Even though we’ve been fans of WMMF’s for awhile now, and even though new brash and melodic rocker “Sultan” is pretty great, they never struck us the cocky type. Or the fencing type, really. So okay the track’s video casts the Austin boys in an unfamiliar light, parrying and lunging and acting pretty full of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2008 - 2:50 pm

New What Made Milwaukee Famous – “Resistance St.”

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… More »

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

New What Made Milwaukee Famous Video – “idecide”

This is how you get the most bang for your recorded buck. SXStereogum alum What Made Milwaukee Famous put out Trying To Never Catch Up in ’04, had a Barsuk re-release in ’06, and now present us with this spooky/spoofy clip for the lowercased standout “idecide.” Puppeteer and filmmaker Toben Seymoure is the man behind… More »

By: Stereogum / June 20, 2007 - 3:02 pm