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bassist Donovan Cain , who joined around 2007 , and new drummer Austin Faxon . While they ’ ve been away from the recording studio for a while , they ’ ve always practiced weekly and done a handful of shows each year since the release of their last outing , 2011 ’ s “ American Anthems , Vol . 2 .” That includes plagued ‘ n ’ protested 2020 . Based on the national response to the 2001 LP , “ Missile Command ,” The Milwaukees were expected to have the kind of success that went contemporaries Thursday ’ s way , but that eluded them , and the grind of life broke their rock ‘ n ’ roll dreams but not their fervor for making excellent music . Produced by Tom Beaujour ( Nada Surf , Juliana Hatfield , Guided by Voices ), “ The Calling ” will appeal to fans of Gaslight Anthem and The Hold Steady with 10 tales of disillusionment , hard knocks and survival that kick off with the single “ No Way Out .” The edgy , jangly affair flirts with Petty within a hearty , hefty gasp of Gaslight upon the mistakes of youth that become the trappings of adulthood .

bassist Donovan Cain , who joined around 2007 , and new drummer Austin Faxon . While they ’ ve been away from the recording studio for a while , they ’ ve always practiced weekly and done a handful of shows each year since the release of their last outing , 2011 ’ s “ American Anthems , Vol . 2 .” That includes plagued ‘ n ’ protested 2020 . Based on the national response to the 2001 LP , “ Missile Command ,” The Milwaukees were expected to have the kind of success that went contemporaries Thursday ’ s way , but that eluded them , and the grind of life broke their rock ‘ n ’ roll dreams but not their fervor for making excellent music . Produced by Tom Beaujour ( Nada Surf , Juliana Hatfield , Guided by Voices ), “ The Calling ” will appeal to fans of Gaslight Anthem and The Hold Steady with 10 tales of disillusionment , hard knocks and survival that kick off with the single “ No Way Out .” The edgy , jangly affair flirts with Petty within a hearty , hefty gasp of Gaslight upon the mistakes of youth that become the trappings of adulthood .

Watch a video for “ No Way Out ” by The Milwaukees

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