Absolute Powerpop goes all thumbs up-like about "Here's How It Works:" Our favorite Milwaukee power-poppers are back with their third - and best - album to date. Benign & Co. perfect their Squeeze/Elvis Costello-styled pop... Go here for the full review.
The Shepherd Express' review of "Here's How It Works" is in. Among other things, editor Dave Luhrssen says this about the album: "Here’s How it Works is a magnificent tribute to the smart pop of Benign’s era—The Beatles as distilled through Squeeze and Crowded House with a twist of Elvis Costello for tartness. Loss and resignation suffuse the lyrics: imagine looking into the once inexhaustible storehouse of time and finding it more than half empty." See the full review here.
As we close in on the official March 8th release date of "Here's How It Works," the band will be playing two live on-air shows. In both cases, we'll be playing a bunch of songs from the new album, full-on loud and electric-like.
Accordingly, if you're determined to give your love a cherry or hear acoustic tales of wayward trains crashing into coal mines, best to sit out the following two appearances:
88nine Radio Milwaukee - On Thursday, March 6th, the band visits 88nine Radio Milwaukee for that station's 414 Music program, which airs live at 4 pm CST. More info on 414 Music is available here. And you can also stream 88nine from the station's home page.
We're pleased to introduce the video for "Haley Daley," the first single from the band's forthcoming "Here's How It Works" LP. The clip was directed by cinematographer extraordinaire Robb Fischer and edited by the great and good Kenneth Kornacki at Aurum. Gigantic thanks go to Robb's crew for their stellar work on the video shoot: Chris Marks, Vicki Fischer, Lisa Erlicher, Mike Palzkill and M.P. Cupertino. (And yeah, what concept there is was lightly lifted from E.C.'s "Pump It Up" video.) Don't forget the album release party for "Here's How It Works:" Saturday, March 8th at Shank Hall, with special guests Testa Rosa.
Terry Flamm of Broken Hearted Toy weighs in with the first review of "Here's How It Works," the new album from The Mike Benign Compulsion. Go here for the review. And watch this site for details on when and where the album will be available.
"Haley Daley" is the first full track from The Mike Benign Compulsion's "Here's How It Works" album, officially out March 8th. And it may be the best $.99 you'll spend today. Download your copy of "Haley Daley" on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby or Bandcamp. Bandcamp is particularly nice because you can preview the entire song before you buy. Coming soon: the premier of the video for "Haley Daley." Watch this space for further info.
Hi all-- As we move closer to the official release of The Compulsion's third album, "Here's How It Works," we're pleased to provide a preview of a few of the songs.
Also, don't forget to mark your calendars for the band's album release celebration at Shank Hall on Saturday, March 8th, featuring the fabulous Testa Rosa. Start time is 8 pm. Much more to follow soon, including at least two videos, live appearances on Milwaukee radio, media coverage of the album and more. --Mike B.