Category Archives: Ben Slowey

AUDIO: Uptop Pink – “The Lost Tape, Vol. 1”

Hip hop artist Uptop Pink’s got a new tape out. It’s seven tracks where the rapper tackles the life hardships that are enough to make you want to run away. Pink touches on subjects such as losing people, burning bridges, coping mechanisms, and watching his enemies’ moves over melancholy production that complements his brutal honesty. This tape is earnest about

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VIDEO: JalenG – “My Pace”

Hip hop artist JalenG dropped the video for his song “My Pace” from earlier this year. He’s out and about downtown here, rapping about finding the balance between going at his own rhythm but not falling out of place. He calls out the ones that are on fake shit and not truly supporting his success – you don’t have to

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AUDIO: Duckling – “CapTel”

Garage rockers Duckling have a new single out. Inspired by the recent mass layoffs by CapTel, who have been a major source of employment for Milwaukeeans and are now replacing their workers with AI, the song has a buzzing bass line and jangly riff that rumble underneath the band’s refrain “CapTel saved my life!”. Although the song was written a

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AUDIO: Doubter – “Doubter”

Alternative rockers Doubter have delivered their debut self-titled EP. Covering grounds of pop punk and power pop, these songs channel the anxieties of being hung up on the past and having shit stuck on your mind. The band is wasting no time unleashing excitement and enthusiasm for strong hooks and loud, vigorous riffage. We hope to catch a Doubter show

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AUDIO: Moustache Bride – “Church Lion”

Experimental electronic artist Moustache Bride has a new album out. It’s noisy synths and retro-technological textures galore, featuring five tracks that span surrealist computer soundscapes. There’s a plethora of moods here as well, ranging from tense and erratic to pensive and awestruck. Moustache Bride delivers an intricate vaporwave smorgasbord with “Church Lion.”

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AUDIO: Dead Horses – “Brady Street”

Indie folk fixture Dead Horses have returned with a new album. Three years in the making, it’s ten tracks of warm, hopeful Midwestern charm that reflect the well-traveled evolution of Sarah Vos and Dan Wolff’s musical journey. Inspired by the titular Milwaukee strip, these songs intimately recognize the influence that places you’ve either grown up in or lived in leave

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AUDIO: Maybe Hazel – “Neon Pink”

Indie pop act Maybe Hazel return with a two-piece – their first release since 2020 EP “Direct to Home Video.” The band continue innovating their sound with jangly melodies embellished with instruments like tambourine and xylophone. Their infectious, beach-soaked hooks continue to prosper, powered by a fresh and open-minded pop spirit that staples Maybe Hazel to Milwaukee’s wave of new

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AUDIO: Brat Sounds – “Every Worry Like A Pet”

Alternative rockers Brat Sounds have a single out with two B-sides from their forthcoming album. Letting things get to your head, leaving a lover hanging, and getting mixed up with quick satisfaction are all things on the agenda here. The band’s distinct garage-tinged sound takes fun directions while tackling some relatable pickles. Stay tuned for more from Brat Sounds soon!

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AUDIO: Faux Fiction – “Death No Terror!”

Punk/power pop rockers Faux Fiction return with their first record in four years. It’s six tracks of angsty rock ‘n roll that touch on things like the passage of time and subsequent stagnancy. Even as one gets older some things feel like they don’t change, which songs “Almost Happy” and “My Unfortunate Friend” tackle; “The Lucky Ones” is about hitting

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VIDEO: Docx – “The Creature (Floor of the Earth)”

Experimental artist and producer Docx dropped their marvelous album “It” last week, and with it came a music video for the song “The Creature” featuring Floor of the Earth. It’s a surreal visual depicting the artists in a room while trippy effects occur in the background. Be warned that this video has rapidly flashing lights, specifically in the last minute

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