Milhouse
Thrillhouse


4.0
excellent

Review

by William Lim USER (23 Reviews)
April 15th, 2014 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: “I’ll be making Monday my new favourite day of the week”

Milhouse's presence in the Australian punk scene was brief but contrastingly impacting. There's actually very little to say about them--they came, they put out two EPs, they played a bunch of shows, made two music videos, and then they broke up--but their music was something that made every second of that brief career worth following, right up to the end at the Poison City Weekender in a room full of drunk people singing “bup bup bup budada budadada doo”. Milhouse had the charm, wit, honesty, and unstoppably smile-inducing poppiness to instantly cement themselves as artists to watch. From their Internet-culture-slamming “hit” song “TL;DR” to their farewell single release of the gut-spiller “To Hell With Disbelief”, Milhouse brilliantly packed together catchy pop punk guitar riffs, a pounding rhythm section, a surprisingly versatile approach to vocals and conversational, often chorusless lyrics documenting Tom Elder's precious little life in hilarious, thematically driven vignettes. It was a formula that--though sprinkled with little unique augmentations from song to song--went mostly unchanged throughout their eleven song discography, but was nonetheless executed with strength, avoided homogeneity like the plague, and all the while stayed 100% fun. But like I said, there's very little to say about Milhouse. Their self-described brand of simple, posi-nerd pop punk power pop indie rock seeks not to be discussed or mourned or romantically retrospected: it's meant for singing along with big smiles between your 9-to-5 life of Mondays, eggs, laundry, the Internet, metaphysics, and nutritious cereal breakfasts.



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dimsim3478
April 15th 2014


6034 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://milhouse.bandcamp.com/

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tempest--
April 15th 2014


15645 Comments


hell

fucking

yeah

Aids
April 15th 2014


24181 Comments


I'm going to check this out based on the marvelous band name and title, but will be much more disappointed than I should be if it's not amazing.

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Gwyn.
April 15th 2014


15557 Comments


best

ScuroFantasma
April 15th 2014


3017 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nice short review so pos. Agree with Aids this has the best album and band name ever. THRILLHO

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tempest--
April 15th 2014


15645 Comments


these guys rule so hard
I don't even listen to this kind of happy pop punky kind of stuff but damn

VolcanoDay
April 15th 2014


136 Comments


Best band name/album name combination I've ever seen.

danielcardoso
April 15th 2014


3162 Comments


Isn't Milhouse that guy from the Simpsons?

cableguy
April 15th 2014


67 Comments


www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZRnZB5EIVA
"When a maaaaan loves a womaaan"

ScuroFantasma
April 15th 2014


3017 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Isn't Milhouse that guy from the Simpsons?"



yeah that's the whole point

ScuroFantasma
April 15th 2014


3017 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh Man! There other album's titled "Everything's Comin' Up Milhouse", that's so goddam awesome.

Butkuiss
April 15th 2014


4286 Comments


I caught Dave playing at the BTDATD reunion on Sunday and it was fucking amazing. One of the most intense gigs I've ever seen played, and holy fuck was I glad to see them together again.

Dude is a top bloke and a cornerstone of the local scene.His new shit with with Van Breda as Pinch Hitter is dope too.

Props for reviewing this, Will.

dimsim3478
April 15th 2014


6034 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My pleasure, man. Pinch Hitter is way cool but I missed a bunch of chances to see 'em live.

danielito19
April 15th 2014


8369 Comments


butkuiss what fresh hell is yr avatar

VaxXi
February 11th 2015


1256 Comments


This is pretty tight, also the bandname is great



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