Point your browser toward What Made Milwaukee Famous and Supergrass

Feb 13, 2008 at 4:00 am
What Made Milwaukee Famous doesn't hail from Wisconsin, nor does it include any of the cast from Laverne & Shirley: The Austin indie rockers (who originally called themselves Beer) borrowed the name from Jerry Lee Lewis' similarly titled 1968 hit. Its sophomore album, what doesn't kill us, doesn't hit stores until next month, but you can score the first single, "resistance st." free at Barsuk Records' Web site. The track is quite a bit moodier than the outfit's previous power-pop offerings, but isn't that always the case with cheap brews? (www.barsuk.com)

Supergrass bass player Mick Quinn sleepwalked out a window last September, which might have been hilarious had he not broken a heel and two vertebrae. While he's on the mend, his bandmates are playing gigs as the Diamond Hoo Ha Men to drum up support for Supergrass' upcoming sixth album. Diamond Hoo Ha will be available in the UK on March 26 (and in the U.S. on April 15), and you can listen to the first single at the group's MySpace page. Afterward, sign up for the mailing list at the Parlophone label site for access to an exclusive download of another new song. Al Pacino and Busta Rhymes give it an enthusiastic "Hoo-ah!" (Visit myspace.com/supergrass as well as parlophone.co.uk/supergrass/download.)