Thursday, December 4th
MIGO and Meat Greeter Dual Album Release Party
w/ Airo Kwil, Lousy Trouts (Video Release)!
Farewell party for Jordan Maye (Meat Greater/Lousy Trouts), birthday party for Alex Heaton (Meat Greeter/Lousy Trouts) and Alex Shah (Meat Greeter / Ugly Brothers)
9 pm, 21+, $5
Breadking presents not one, but two album releases in the same night!!!
Since they formed in the summer of 2013, MIGO has been spreading a noisy gospel from basements to bars all over the greater Milwaukee area. Members Sam Kirchoff, Jake Marin, and Brian Kennedy incorporate accelerated atypical rhythms with jazz infused punk melodies to pave a meandering patchwork for the spoken word ramblings of frontman Jay Joslyn.
On December 4, MIGO will release their debut album, entitled 'Napkin Back'.
Released as a zine-style handmade booklet, Napkin Back immerses its listeners into what MIGO refers to as "lost dog fan fiction." The album features 10 tracks of jangled dancing fun strung together with field recordings harvested in the Riverwest area. Vocalist Jay Joslyn chants, raps, and croons his way through lyrics that read like a romantic sci-fi odyssey "about a dog who wandered too far in the wrong direction."
Meat Greeter exists. Members Alex Heaton, Jordan Maye, Jay Joslyn and Alex Shah formed the group earlier this summer out of a desire to start an open-minded songwriting project and play loud guitars. The band's debut ep showcases their eclectic blend of styles and incorporates elements of shoegaze, surf rock and idiot jazz.
Rapper/Producer and Instrumentalist Airo Kwil (formerly Airhythmatic) born William Rose, has developed a sound in the space of art rap and underground hip hop, with sounds ranging from noise to jazz. His live show often includes a collective backing band of Upright Bass from Johanna Rose, Electric Guitar from Palmer, Moses DJ, Ernest B. on Synth, and Airo playing drums and rapping, sometimes at the same time.
Jack Tell has played in many bands in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, most notably Animals in Human Attire and Myles Coyne and the Rusty Nickels. But, when Jack started playing banjo more often than he took breaths or slept, he knew that he wanted to take his musical creation in a new direction.
When a tiny birthday celebration turned into an impromptu recording of 4 improvised songs, Jack and his friend Jordan Maye began playing banjo and mandolin together. It wasn't long before they invited their friend Alex Heaton to join as well. Alex had just recieved an upright bass from his childhood friend, and apparently one week of practice had gained him enough chops to join Jack and Jordan's bluegrass-ish banjo mandolin outfit.
The group, uneasily calling themselves Lousy Trouts, started playing every house show and last minute club bill that they could find, to surprising support and sometimes even applause. When Alex moved to a new house less than a block from Jack, they decided that winter was cold. Since winter is cold, you can't go outside. Since you can't go outside, you record an entire Lousy Trouts album in your living room using every possible instrument you can find... plus some you can't.
Thus born to the world was the creation of Lousy Trouts and their debut album, being released officially on March 29, 2014. Hours of sweat, blood, broken bass bridges, glockenspiels, djembes, tears, kung fu movies, tongue drums, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, flute, recorder, and air organ have come together to produce something that we can proudly call... unique. Lousy Trouts. Enjoy yourself.
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