Sunday, 3 March 2013

Milk Music - Cruising With God

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


One of 2012's biggest hype bands were Washington's Milk Music whose 'Beyond Living' EP got fans of the supposed grunge revival a little hot under the collar and probably foaming at the mouth as well. Things haven't been totally quiet since then; back in January they released a free download of new track 'I've Got A Wild Feeling' which cemented their status as leading lights of the scene. In the following months the band have been prepping their debut album 'Cruise Your Illusion' for a release at the start of April. Whether it's good or bad we can expect plenty of coverage as the press try to dissect whether the so-far-acclaimed band are the real deal or a pale imitation.

We don't encourage gambling (and I doubt you'd find a bookie to take up your offer anyway) but we're predicting great praise and potential appearances in end of year lists for this lot. Following the ace 'I've Got A Wild Feeling' is new single 'Cruising With God' in which the band have not only come up with the goods song-wise, but have also recorded and produced it to perfection. Yes it's grungy but it also contains elements of classic rock (is it just us getting a hint of Thin Lizzie?) and they've now proved over the course of several tracks that they have what it takes to impress. This time next year we'll all be a lot more familiar with Milk Music.



Milk Music's website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

03/09 Monterey MX @ MX-NRML Festival
03/15 Seattle WA @ Black Lodge *
03/16 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
03/17 Olympia WA @ The Northern *
03/18 Portland OR @ Star Theater *
03/20 Reno NV @ The Holland Show Space at Rainshadow *
03/23 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
03/24 Las Vegas NV @ Beauty Bar *
03/25 Santa Ana CA @ Unit B Studio *
03/28 Bakersfield CA @ Munoz Gym +
03/29 Los Angeles CA @ The Echoplex +
03/31 San Diego CA @ The Casbah +
04/01 Tempe AZ @ Deadhorse Warehouse +
05/30 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
06/02 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
06/04 Dallas TX @ Club Dada #
06/06 Louisville KY @ The Workhorse Ballroom #
06/07 Columbus OH @ Ace of Cups #
06/08 Pittsburgh PA @ The 6119 #
06/09 Boston MA @ TT The Bears #
06/10 Burlington VT @ The Monkey House #
06/11 Montreal QC @ Il Motore #
06/15 Brooklyn NY @ 285 Kent #
06/17 Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #
06/18 Washington DC @ DC9 #
06/19 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter #
06/20 Charlotte NC @ The Milestone #
06/21 Atlanta GA @ 529 #
06/22 Gainesville FL @ The Atlantic #
06/23 Miami FL @ Churchill’s

* w/ Gun Outfit
+ w/ Iceage
# w/ Merchandise, Destruction Unit





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