Listen to two new tracks from Milwaukee lo-fi heroes Farms In Trouble
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It’s easy to forget that for every band currently spending thousands of dollars on professional recording sessions, there are plenty of groups content with recording on a beat-up four-track and calling it a day. Milwaukee’s Farms In Trouble is an example of the latter. An on-again, off-again musical concern for Trusty Knife frontman Zack Pieper (and an ever-changing group of musicians), the band has only one DIY record to its name, 2009’s The Gas Station Soundtrack. Recently, however, two new tracks have surfaced from an upcoming album, Warp & Woof.
“No Boy Turns Blue” features Pieper yelping over a menacing industrial backdrop (dig that organ at the 1:20 mark), while “Impostor Johnny Appleseeds” is a jittery, angular burst of spazz-rock goodness. Both tracks are decidedly harsh and lo-fi, but the songwriting chops that lie beneath the static are impossible to ignore.