What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger; if that meanschanging a few things up and taking some risks, then so be it. For WhatMade Milwaukee Famous' upcoming sophomore album, What Doesn't Kill Us,the Austin, Texas-based outfit entered the studio with producer andSparklehorse guitarist Chris Michaels. New tune "Resistance St." --reflecting darker layers and doleful vocals -- shows that a littlesubtlety goes a long way.
Surrounded by shifting, mutedpost-punk guitar chords and minor-key keyboard twinkling,vocalist/guitarist Michael Kingcald croons through lo-fi sheen, "Hey,weren't you told / How brutal life can be?" before the rest of the bandrips into a soaring, guitar-and-saxophone-laden build up. The sense ofdread and crashing noise certainly is a change for WMMF, especiallywhen considering the upbeat indie-pop template established on theirdebut, Trying To Never Catch Up. Then again, if the title totheir forthcoming LP is any indication, the boys in What Made MilwaukeeFamous aim not only to survive the brutality of life, but come outstronger than ever. What Doesn't Kill Us drops March 4 via Barsuk.
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Talk: Will you take a walk down "Resistance St.?"