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 cadre of Austin musicians, including Kelly Doyle (Robert Ellis) on lead guitar, Evan Jacobs (Tacks The Boy Disaster, Polyphonic Spree) on keys, and Cully Symington (Okkervil River, Cursive, Twilight Singers) on drums. The first single from the album is “Gone And Get it Done Now,” and its accompanying video takes a look at what fictional ’80s* talkshow host Artemio Jones does while his musical guest performs. Check it out.
*Most of the visual references here seem drawn from the ’70s — Arsemio’s brown suit and wide lapels; the show’s neon-lite logo — but the word “cassingle” (used here when Arsemio introduces the band) wasn’t really minted till the late-’80s, so I’m calling it a fictional ’80s show and leaving it at that.