Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Melkbelly - "Middle Of"

Photo by Lenny Gilmore
Last month we brought you the newest song from Chicago's Melkbelly. I raved about it, and the closest thing to a complaint is that "Kid Kreative" didn't get quite as noisy as I wanted it to. Maybe they heard me, because "Middle Of" brings that noise.

"Middle Of" is still awash in the kind of alternative pop that dominated the post grunge mid 90's. It's an intense, but playful song. It's fast, but not hard. It's bouncy without being sugary. And then there's the noise. It has the kind of crunchy guitars that make me long for my days of college radio. It even has a Sonic Youth style instrumental break down to end the song. But it's early on, when this whiny feedback blast kicks in for far too long and makes you want to almost turn the song off. Almost. For some of us, this is pure perfection.

You can watch the video for "Middle Of" below. Melkbelly's new album, Nothing Valley, will be released on Wax Nine, aka Sadie Dupuis' imprint. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Melkbelly, check out their website.

Wed. Sep 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo w/ Protomartyr
Thu. Sep. 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Protomartyr
Fri. Sep 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
Sat. Sep. 9 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Protomartyr
Sun. Sep. 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club w/ Protomartyr
Fri. Oct. 13 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout (Record Release Show)
Fri. Oct. 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville

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