Milk At Midnight
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Milk At Midnight

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"A Fit To End All Time, album review"

Chicago's Milk at Midnight has a flair for the dramatic. Thundering drums, distortion-tinged guitars and theatrical vocals give this debut its wild peaks and valleys. An attempt to craft songs this grand could be disastrous, but the group knows when to back off and when to explode. Sparse sections make the climaxes all the more satisfying, and the clarity and strength of Danny Doom's vocals offers an appealing counterpoint to the complex instrumentation. Midnight's strongest point may be their ability to mix noise with structure. Songs like "Rx" descend into a freak-out of feedback and dissonance, but return to a memorable chorus. The band's musical prowess sometimes outstrips their expressive ability, however, and the lyrics come off a bit melodramatic, but that's really the only low point on this well-crafted debut.

- UR Chicago

"Show Preview, Album review"

"Milk at Midnight is not a political band, by any means, nor are any of the songs written directly about any particular current events. When that happens we'll let you know." So claims the Milk at Midnight official website--immediately after explaining that their song, "Serious Business," concerns the consequences of another four years of George Bush. With a dry wit and an easy facility to toss off complex song structures based on simple guitar-bass-drum elements, the band always likes to have things both ways. The recent departure of drummer Nate Perry follows the completion of Milk at Midnight's first full-length cd, a work that demonstrates the kind of music that an experienced and smart band can produce. Intense and heady, intelligent and amusing, poppy and noisy, Milk at Midnight's music is both uncompromising and instantly likeable. - Citylink Chicago

"Demo Review"

The trio plays a pretty straight-forward style of guitar-driven rock that wouldn't sound out of place in the hey-day of Fugazi. There's just enough feedback to the guitars, just enough thick bass and precision drumming, just enough emotion to the well-sung vocals to keep the songs powerful and intense, while the structures are catchy and fun. You might be playing air guitar one moment and bopping along to the choruses in your head the next.

"Agatha's Glamour Secrets" kicks things off with some fantastic guitarwork. Reminding me of one of my favorite mid-90s bands, Tripmaster Monkey, the band blasts out some powerful guitar-rock. The vocals here especially (it's unclear who is the lead singer) remind me of Placebo. More intense, "Rx" rocks harder - with some serious power chords that make it sound like more than one guitarist and screamed backing vocals - but it also showcases the singer's excellent voice. Closing things off is my favorite track, "The New Math." The guitars are tight and edgy, the rhythm very strong, and the lyrics even better. - Delusions Of Adequacy

"Demo Review"

Guitarist/mic-rocker Danny Doom, bassist/vocalist Nick Ritz and drummer Nathan Perry have paid their dues in an assortment of Chicago area acts, including Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Knife Of Simpson and Pilar's Carnival, and their presence in one of the country's most creative rock scenes has obviously had a positive influence on each member's musical growth -- for example, the engaging "Rx" smacks of Joan of Arc's fractured, frenetic jazz arrangements, twisting through a series of daring time changes.

Milk at Midnight also come across as a more brutal and precise Braid, channeling Bob Nanna and company's sensitivity (sample lines: "Your dark secrets / Say it like you mean them / Words have impact / Even when you're all alone") and charm into a relentless, quasi-metallic particle bomb of scuzzy bass and disciplined drumming. Red Red Meat cast their own shadow on the group's bluesier moments.

This is a solid, multi-faceted set of songs, firmly rooted in the Windy City's musical heritage. Future offerings will hopefully solidify them as the consummation of all things Chicago-sounding.

- Splendid Zine


A Fit To End All Time, full-length album.


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Milk at Midnight is a rock trio consisting of Danny Doom on vocals and guitars, Nick Ritz on bass guitar, vocals, guitar and drums, and Eric Ander$in on drums and bass. So far. The band also includes a drum machine and a tiny clock radio that likes to sit in on occasion and make static voices. Milk at Midnight will continue to look around for more noisemakers to assist in the future.

Milk at Midnight have recorded a full-length album entitled "A Fit To End All Time," released independently in late 2003.