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An Update from the Depths of the Studio Abyss

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Recording, Upcoming Shows, What's Going On

Quick Update: As many of you may know, we are deep into recording our next record slated for a 2015 release. Everything is going great and we are working hard to make this thing tasty to your ears.

We are, however, coming out of hibernation for a couple shows during the production of said record. Check the Upcoming Shows in the right sidebar for the latest info. Hope to see you at one!

Until the next way-past-due post, cheers! – MDR

Self-Titled Full Length Vinyl Release

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Awesome News, Upcoming Shows

We are proud to announce the vinyl release of our self-titled full length!!! We will have them available for purchase at shows and soon online. Don’t miss our vinyl release show on Saturday, January 11th at Hotel Foster in Milwaukee, WI:

Saturday, January 11, 2014
@ Hotel Foster
Milwaukee, WI
with Animals in Human Attire
and Cribshitter
9PM – 21 and Over
View Facebook Event Here

See you there – let’s have a party! – MDR

Super Upcoming Shows Animated Gif Time!

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Awesome News, Upcoming Shows

WOWZA! We like animated gifs and upcoming shows, you should too!

Here’s what we have coming up for shows in the remainder of 2013:

Friday, November 15, 2013
@ Riverwest Public House
Milwaukee, WI
with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
9PM – 21 and Over
View Facebook Event Here

Saturday, November 16, 2013
@ Mr. Robert’s Bar and Grill
Madison, WI
with Cribshitter
9PM – 21 and Over
View Facebook Event Here

Saturday, December 14, 2013
@ McAuliffe’s Pub
Racine, WI
Blank-Fest Night 2
FREE Admission with Blanket Donation
with The Pulltops and Thunder Driver
9PM – 21 and Over
View Facebook Event Here

Sunday, December 29, 2013
@ High Noon Saloon
Madison, WI
with The Sills and Hewn
8PM – 21 and Over

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
@ Cafe Lulu
Milwaukee, WI
New Year’s Eve Celebration!
with Fable & The World Flat
10PM – 21 and Over

See you theres! – MDR

What’s Going On

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Upcoming Shows, What's Going On

Salutations and greetings fellow animalz!

We’ve been busy little bees these past few weeks, buzz-buzz-buzzing around town, and quite frankly, we’ve been having so much, good-old-fashioned ‘Merican fun, that we’ve completely forgotten to keep up with this whole internet thang… fourtunately for us, you are such a forgiving bunch.*

Welp, we played the last day of Breadfest at Quarters with Outside Lions, Like Like The The The Death and Calliope, made some exciting new friends, and learned a little something about ourselves in the process: e.g. we like Middle-eastern kabob’s enough that it could become an issue in the future. Myles Coyne and the fellas from Breadking put together a seriously fun show and we were glad to be a part of it.

Summerfest-was-so-rediculously-fantastatic-it-is-melting-this-sentence-together. brain… failz… Pictures is best…


Next up, we set sail in the Milwaukee Harbor on July 27th – do not miss this one:

Take care – MDR

*Except our moms, who check this site regularly for updates, so, sorry moms…

We Are Hungry For Breadfest!

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Awesome News, Upcoming Shows

We are honored to be playing the inaugural Breadfest this Sunday, June 30th at Quarter’s Rock ’N’ Roll Palace. Don’t miss out!

Check out more info on the fest on the A.V. Club Milwaukee site HERE.

View the Facebook event HERE.

See you guys there! – MDR


Exclusive Digital Single Released!

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Awesome News

We are proud to announce the release of an exclusive digital single entitled “Me and My Molotov”. This song is also featured as a bonus track on the vinyl version of the debut self-titled release, due out this year. Enjoy and spread the good word!

Here’s a direct link for your convenience:

Woohoo – MDR


Spirit Animals: Unhibernate

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Awesome News, Recording, Upcoming Shows

Hi friends! 2013 is off to a great start. First off, locking ourselves in the studio the last few months turned out to be be very fruitful. Ten new songs on deck for a new record and also to mix into our live set. We are super anxious for you to hear the new material. Lots of work yet to be done, so stay tuned for more details on the new release due out this year.

Speaking of live sets, we have begun booking shows for later this year. Check out the right sidebar under Upcoming Shows for all the most up-to-date information. We hope you stop out to one and say hi or if you know an awesome venue near you that you’d like us to grace, please drop us a line.

Also, when we weren’t busy writing new material, we recorded two unreleased tracks – an original and a cover which some of you know well from our live shows. Both will be included as bonus tracks on the vinyl version of our debut release which is currently in the production workings. Word on the street is that we may leak the one unreleased original tune as a digital single, so keep your eyes peeled – we wouldn’t want you to miss some new music!

That’s all for now – back to work for us! By the way, like our new haircuts? – MDR


What a Year!!!

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Awesome News, Recording

Whew! It’s been a crazy, but awesome year for us: formation, writing, recording, debut release, playing tons of shows all whilst having tons of fun and making new friends. We just want to thank all of you for the support this past year and all of the bands and new friends we played with. We are very excited and anxious for 2013.

After a busy schedule of shows the second half of this year promoting our debut release, we are locking ourselves in the studio for the majority of January and February to work on our next record. We have a handful of songs just about completed that we can’t wait to throw into the mix of the live set. Woohoo!

Stay tuned for news about the new record, more shows for spring and summer, as well as other details about ninjas and spirit animals.

Stay safe – MDR

Official Video for ‘Food Chain’ Hot Off the Press

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Awesome News

We made this little thing just for you. Share with your friends and enjoy!!!

Woohoo! – MDR


Music Video Time

Posted by Midwest Death Rattle in Awesome News, Upcoming Shows

So usually we are knee-deep in music, but this time we’re knee-deep in producing a music video! We are putting one together for the song “Food Chain” off our debut release. If you don’t have the record yet, head on over to here and grab it. Rumor is we will have CDs and Vinyl of that bad boy soon.

So far the video going great and we hope to officially release it in the coming weeks. Can’t really spoil it too much, but it will be epic. We threw up a couple of videos on our YouTube page here to tide you over until then.

Also, don’t forget to check out our upcoming shows to the right. We have some fun ones coming up and would love if you came out to one to say hi!

Kung Fu – MDR