Take it sleazy with the new EP from The Hullmen, Bar, Chords & Brunettes
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Amid a Milwaukee musical landscape dominated by earnest folk rock and ’90s-worshipping whippersnappers, The Hullmen stand out as the grouchy old dudes glowering in the corner, blasting some old-school punk rock and pounding a few cans of Old Style. The band describes itself as “low-budget sleazy rock n’ roll,” and that about says it all—one listen to last year’s No Return LP will leave you feeling like you’re slugging through the world’s worst hangover scored by nothing but old Stooges albums. The Hullmen’s latest offering, the four-song Bar, Chords & Brunettes EP, is just as self-explanatory, and just as gloriously grimy. Hell, the first track even begins with the sound of a beer can being cracked open.
Recorded by MKE Punk’s Martin Defatte “in a few hours on February 9, 2013,” the EP contains two original songs, along with covers of The Vindictives’ “1 (900) ILU-VYOU” and The Stooges’ “Real Cool Time.” Stream or download the album below.