After their stellar performance at ACL this past fall, we all expected great things from Foals heading into last Thursday’s show at La Zona Rosa. For the most part, the night consisted of mediocre music and sub-par performances, until Foals dominated the evening.
It seems like there are so few bands that can really pull off long careers in the twee/jangle arena, yet Milky Wimpshake have been at it forever, or so it seems. They have just released their latest record, My Funny Social Crime, and man I can’t get this thing out of my head. It’s full of catchy hooks, clever vocal delivery, such as I love, and clean production. It’s right up the alley with everything from the classic Northern Soul world, the one that influences Belle and Sebastian so greatly. You’re going to be missing out on something quiet and special if you overlook this group, so don’t be foolish, look into the MW.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/02.-Broken-Again-Milky-Wimpshake.mp3]
Download: Milky Wimpshake – Broken Again [MP3]