Many of us are looking forward to this year’s festival season, as many are returning for the first time since the pandemic. In Milwaukee, festivals are one of the best places to hear new local music, which is why you might meet Matt Wild, the co-founder of Milwaukee Record.
Each month, he posts a near-exhaustive list of new music from local musicians and shares a sample of what he’s been listening to for the Milwaukee Music Roundup.
Here’s the music roundup for June:
Todo to Nada
“This song is very, very smooth, very, very well produced. It’s just a fantastic track and really gives you an idea of what the rest of this EP sounds like. The song we’re going to listen to is called Todo to Nada, which translates to “I believe everything in nothing” or “from everything to nothing”. It’s about a person who was once everything and is now nothing,” says Wild.
We’re all doomed forever
“It’s one of the songs that I love so much – in that it’s a song that, lyrically and thematically, is a very, very heavy, very, very dark song, but it is accompanied by this very lush, very beautiful, very charming musical accompaniment and the melody is beautiful the instrumentation is beautiful Aymen [Holy Pinto] himself, ‘I usually put silver liners and positivity in the songs,'” Wild said.
The Lost Moon Tribe
The Man in Black Flees Across the Desert Part 2: Arrival
“It’s not all metal, but there’s a lot of progressive rock here. There’s a lot of experimental, there’s even a bit of a folk touch in this band Lost Tribes of the Moon. It’s a genre that I’m not super familiar with. I may not be as close to these as I should be. But every once in a while something hits me and says, “Oh yeah, that’s great. Why didn’t I listen to that?'” he said.
Lyrical Advisory Board
Yes, I guess they should name a drink after you
“I thought, you know, a good way to get into this album would be this John Prine cover. … The Lyric Advisory Board is doing a wonderful job with the song,” Wild said.