Love More Acid
Milk at Midnight
Cat No. 007666-6LP and 6D
At Midnight’s third release, Less Love More Acid (Stars/No
Stars) finds the trio alternating between heart-stirring indie
pop (”Sticks In My Stomach”), Killers danceability
(”Kristol Ball”), and bombast worthy of Muse (the
title track). “The Leaning Tower Of Astigmatism” opens
with a riff that’s a little bit country and a little bit
“Big Bird In Japan,” while “Lost Highway”
drowns in a cacophony of psychedelia. Rarely does an album’s
full track listing consist of must-hear ditties, but here’s
a perfect dozen.
Janine Schaults, Illinois Entertainer
BEAT FALL OUT BOY!
They may hold the record on 'band members that have impregnated
members of the Simpson family' (we think), but Less
Love More Acid just beat FOB on Chicagoist's year
end Chicago Music roundup.
the list in all it's glory!
charming and sonically affable local outfit Milk at Midnight celebrates
the release of “Less Love More Acid” (Stars/No Stars
Records) tonight, the trio’s second full-length. The classic-rock-inspired
indie pop bounces along in an even more psychedelic way this time
around, but not at the expense of the band’s endearing youthfulness
and tendency to lean towards the dramatic. But the ability to
pull off both a dark-edged indie-rock song like “Kristol
Ball” and an acoustic-guitar-led song like “Sticks
in My Stomach” is impressive; the album’s title track,
probably the best song of the collection, has a driving intensity
that could for sure inspire a room.
Lynch, New City Chicago
Milk At Midnight
experimented with mixing Appalachian mountain-man touches to thundering
rock rhythms on their last EP, and the new album sees them taking
that aesthetic and expanding it over a number of new songs. One
of the most interesting things about the band is the inner conflict
they seem to be constantly fighting when it comes to what the
band's sounds should be. Singer-guitarist Danny Doom wants to
writer classic rock epic protest songs, but the interplay between
his and Rick Nitz's guitars creates tapestries that suck you in
just as Eric Anderson's thundering drums threaten to bounce you
right back out again. The band's sound shifts, darts, and defies
pigeonholing. This is a band that would sound right in place touring
econo in 1984 as they would opening ffor pearl Jam in 1994 or
putting on a psychedelic lightshow at Metro in 2009.
their name, locals Milk at Midnight don’t aim to be particularly
soothing and sleep inducing. These guys sound a little pushy,
like somebody at a bar who’s oblivious to your personal
space, but if you can forgive that you’re in for some fun:
their third album, Less Love More Acid (Stars/No Stars), fully
embraces both stiff-legged Napoleon Dynamite geekery and blitzing
hard-rock riffs. I suspect that deep in their hearts they’d
really like to be Kiss, but they must know they wouldn’t
be able to keep their balance on platform boots with all those
blinding lights going off in their faces.
Kendrick, Chicago Reader
Stars is pleased to welcome the newest member of the family, Chicago's
Milk at Midnight. Their SNS debut is the band's third release,
and their most ambitious to date. Less Love More Acid is the sound
of the American Dream as seen through a bad trip. It's an argument
to end the world. It's apple pie and riot gear. Danny Doom (vocals,
guitar), Rick Nitz (guitar, bass, vocals), and Eric Anderson (drums,
vocals) provide a soundtrack for the end of the Bush years that
moves from political outrage to the karmic repercussions of identity
theft, with surprising stops in between. Stars/No
Stars is pleased to introduce the newest member of the family
with a whole new twist to our digital distribution - high fidelity
24 bit WAV files are now included on a data CD for folks that
purchase the vinyl. Not into LPs? No prob. We got 192kbps MP3s
ready for download.
Love More Acid
(includes bonus data CD of 24 bit tracks)
Letter Bombs and Holidays
song EP features "Never Liked It Here Much Anyway"
and "Your Latest Greatest Mistake." Currently
Out of Print
Downloads available soon
A Fit to End All Time
original incarnation of Milk at Midnight from the salad days
of '03. Featuring the original version of "Wait for No
One" and drumming from Nate Perry.