Local upbeat psych-pop quartet the Fatty Acids are vying for Milwaukee’s attention amidst a pretty hectic (and good) pop scene, and it’s been the typical whirlwind of writing, recording, putting out a record on one’s own time and dollar, playing lots of shows and seeing how all the pieces fall into place. Fortunately for the Fatty Acids, things have been on the upswing ever since they’ve begun to play equal amounts of venue shows in addition to their favored basement shows of days’ past. A recent record release for their own Stop Berries, Berries and Berries, Berries on their Kribber Krown label brought forth a packed house, and the band is looking forward to an upcoming gig with Sub Pop buzz band Happy Birthday later this month.
Already, the local press has good things to say about the band’s full length, which shells out equal parts psych, pop and rock with a lo-fi appeal that makes their tunes, although in the same tripped-out pop vein as Dinosaur Feathers, MGMT and fellow Milwaukeeans, Terrior Bute, delightfully unglossed and a listen to revel in with its tinges of devil-may-care sloppiness. The Onion’s A.V. Milwaukee recently pointed out, “The Fatty Acids returned to the basement to record their debut album…[and] the record benefits from its homemade, lo-fi margins, full of songs that lament problems both personal and political with quirky, psych-synth eccentricity.”
Tonight the Fatty Acids play some of their new release’s material on Local/Live at 8 p.m. Tune into your radio at 91.7 FM or stream online at WMSE.org. Missed out? Catch the show in the WMSE archives or check out Sonic Diet’s Local/Live page.