The Fatty Acids have been a strange fixture in the local scene for nearly a decade now. The band’s quirky, often chaotic, but always lyrically-driven songs have attracted Milwaukee show-goers throughout their long existence as the city’s leading scramble-poppers. Let’s face it...most bands don’t last as long as The Fatty Acids, and when they do those bands end up watching many of their peers rise and fall and fizzle out. But for those rare acts that do stick around, it’s often on albums 3, 4 or 5 that their best work shines through.
Such is the case for Dogs of Entertainment. After an almost 3-and-a-half year gap between 2013’s Bolero, the Fatties emerge with their strongest, most mature album; trading the complex arrangements and spastic riffage of their past records for a deeply introspective and stripped down minimalism. A punkish disregard for perfection flows throughout Dogs, but The Fatties make it feel like embracing a more mellow approach to experimentation. Dogs of Entertainment will be released through Gloss Records on 2/21 on vinyl LP. You can pre-order the record here. The band will be playing two release shows to celebrate, an all ages show at Anodyne on 2/24 (tickets here) and a 21+ performance at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn on 3/3 (tickets at the door).
2. I Try Not to Freak Out About It
4. WG EX BF
6. Dogs of Entertainment
7. Wake Me
9. In Your House
Edition of 300, black vinyl, includes download code