Milwaukee Artist of the Week – 12/21/12 – The Championship

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The Championship

Well, according the Mayans, today is the end of the world. Hope you all had fun. They’re probably wrong, though, so that’s good. If for some reason they aren’t wrong, however, The Championship can provide you with the perfect soundtrack for the bleak future ahead. Their latest release, High Feather, is a beautiful, poignant way for you to go out in style. It’s damn good, too, recently making both Express Milwaukee and The Onion A.V. Club’s top Milwaukee Albums of 2012. Frontman Joe Crockett adds a somber layer of vocals to the album, sounding a bit like Morrisey at times, but in a good way. The band bills themselves as a “bar band”, because their music “hits the deepest when you’re planted on a bar stool and three whiskeys into a long and misbegotten evening.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. If you really do feel like the world is ending today, make sure you put this record on while you stare at everything burning down around you. You’ll feel cool about yourself for doing so. As for the rest of us, we’ll be watching out for the next record from The Championship.

Check out the video for “My Heart Goes Out To You”:

For more of The Championship, check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Bandcamp.

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