Category Archives: Milwaukee

AUDIO: Handmade Wolves – “Commencement”

Indie rockers Handmade Wolves are a new act to look out for – they released their debut EP last week. It’s five tracks of emotive, sonorous rock that has the capacity to get the room swaying but also to captivate everyone with cathartic, somber lyrics. For example, “Merry Go Round” kicks up a vigorous tempo while “Sticks and Stones” channels

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AUDIO: Meltwater Pulse – “A Very Melty Christmas”

Milwaukee collective Meltwater Pulse released an EP of all-original Christmas and holiday music. Brett J.B., Murphy Kaye, Dr Bassie and D Wiz the MC all contribute tunes here, bringing a range of singer-songwriter, reggae, hip hop and indie pop to the mix. Everyone’s got a different mood here; Brett J.B. touches on his lack of cheer as the years go

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AUDIO: Sbowe – “Morimus”

Experimental artist and composer Sbowe is out with a new EP. Utilizing electric cello (Rachel Icenogle) and programmed drums (Adrian Harpham), the two tracks here create massive, textural, exquisite movements that feel poetic as they feel intentional. It’s like we’re observing both the gorgeous and tense moments of nature unfold in real time, punctuated by a variety of cello sounds.

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AUDIO: Haunter – “Fieldy”

Experimental indie rockers Haunter have returned with a new record. The band continues innovating their atmospheric, dreary sound with seven songs that have a nihilistic sheen. There’s a theme of seeking meaningful moments through the mundanity and chronic emptiness of everyday life, whether it’s interaction with objects or amusement by your friends. Haunter dwell under the gray skies with “Fieldy.”

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