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Semi-Twang – Making Everybody Cry


Veteran Milwaukee band Semi-Twang‘s latest song ‘Making Everybody Cry’ is taken from their third full-length studio album “The Why And The What For” (due out on March 26th), following 2011′s first album in 23 years, “Wages Of Sin” since 1988′s Warner Bros. debut album “Salty Tears” (recorded by Tchad Blake and Mitchell Froom).

Semi-Twang comprises of John Sieger (guitar/vocals), Mike Sieger (bass/vocals), Mike Hoffmann (guitar/vocals), Bob Jennings (multi-instrumentalist), Bob Schneider (drums) and Jason Klagstad (guitars/vocals).



John Sieger and Semi Twang
John Sieger has led two popular midwest bands, The R&B Cadets (in collaboration with Paul Cebar), who recorded for Twintone Records in the R&B Cadets (1980-86) and the critically acclaimed band Semi-Twang (1986-91). In 1988, “Salty Tears” by Semi-Twang was released with much praise and even landed the band a major label with Warner Brothers. whose Warner Brothers debut “Salty Tears” was hailed by critics as precursor of alternative country.
Artists who have found their way to John’s songs include country star Dwight Yoakam, (I Don’t Need It Done), The BoDeans, (The Strangest Kind), Talking Head Jerry Harrison (Rev It Up and two others), the late Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez, (I Found Out), alt-country tricksters Robbie Fulks, (You Break It You Pay) and Phil Lee (Neon Tombstone) and folk-rocker Greg Trooper (My Blue Belle and many others). 



Jaill – Perfect Ten

Jaill – Waste A Lot Of Things

Both tracks above are taken from the forthcoming third full-length “Traps” by Milwaukee-based trio, Jaill. Due out on June 12 via Sub Pop. Recorded throughout 2011 in the basement of Jaill’s Vinnie Kircher, with minimal gear and a control room of thrift store afghans, and mixed at NY’s Rare Book Room by Nicolas Vernhes.



The Flips – I Just Don’t Know Where I Stand Anymore


The Flips are the Milwaukee-based six-piece girl group featuring members of Plexi 3, Sticks ‘N Stones, Sugar Stems, Cry Coyote, Ramma Lamma, The Spectras, and Jane Doe & the Cophaters. ‘I Just Don’t Know Where I Stand Anymore’ is taken from their 3-Track 7″ EP on Hozac.