Milhouse
Thrillhouse


4.0
excellent

Review

by William Lim USER (20 Reviews)
April 15th, 2014 | 14 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


5027 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://milhouse.bandcamp.com/

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tempest--
April 15th 2014


13510 Comments


hell

fucking

yeah

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 15th 2014


23828 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.

Gwyn.
April 15th 2014


15103 Comments


best

ScuroFantasma
April 15th 2014


1854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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


13510 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


133 Comments


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

danielcardoso
April 15th 2014


2241 Comments


Isn't Milhouse that guy from the Simpsons?

cableguy
April 15th 2014


59 Comments


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

ScuroFantasma
April 15th 2014


1854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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

yeah that's the whole point

ScuroFantasma
April 15th 2014


1854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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

Butkuiss
April 15th 2014


4186 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


5027 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


5644 Comments


butkuiss what fresh hell is yr avatar



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