The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co. and Knock Yr Socks Off Records are pleased to announce the release of Zingers the debut full-length release by Milk Teddy.
Recorded throughout 2010 and 2011 by Josh Bach, James Tulczyn and Thomas Mendelovits in various studios and living rooms around Melbourne, Zingers realises the dreams of deep, cosmic production hinted at on earlier Milk Teddy releases (Going to Sri Lanka 7” on Knock Yr Socks Off Records and a self titled cassette on Totem Tapes). The production of James Tulczyn and Thomas Mendelovits delivers swatches of flange and secret experimental treats, helping push to the fore Thomas’ plaintive vocal backed by the band’s strains of classic underground guitar pop.
At times recalling Lou Reed, The Feelies and Television Personalities, Zingers runs through the first wave punk inflections of the title track and the blissful New Wave of ‘Suburbs Mystery’, while ‘Michael’ hints at doo-wop and the album's closer ‘Come Around’ at acid fried futures. Throughout, the album is filled with anti-confessional songwriting and the soulful, curious and high-reaching playing of Milk Teddy’s five in-tune members.
1) Zingers 2) Suburbs Mystery 3) I Can Hear It When You Sing 4) Going to Sri Lanka 5) Porcelain Skin 6) XTC 7) Secret 8) Michael 9) Night Worker 10) Come Around
MILK TEDDY ZINGERS ALBUM LAUNCH:
THE TOTE — SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
WITH GUESTS THE STEVENS + THE ANCIENTS + YAMA BOY