Milk Maid -‘Yucca.’ (Suffering Jukebox/FatCat)
It’s a funny old world. About a month ago, I was pretty underwhelmed by Mazes’ debut album. The significance being that Mazes’ Jack Cooper is the man behind Suffering Jukebox, and I absolutely love this record.
Milk Maid is the project of Martin Cohen, bass player from Nine Black Alps. With Nine Black Alps on ‘indefinite hiatus’ (is it passe to split up or something these days?!) he’s been working on his own project. It’s a garagey take on the c-86 sound, raw as anything, and somehow it’s one of the most addictive things I’ve heard in a long time.
‘Not Me’ the lead single single is one of the best tracks here, but other tracks such as ‘Such Fun,’ the album’s opener and the wonderful blink-and-you’ll-miss-it 49 second ‘Kill me Again’ are highlights too. It’s a very strong album that certainly rates as one of the best albums of the year so far, and in a few months time, when the end of year lists are being compiled, this album deserves to be there.
Go and get it!
Yucca is out now on Suffering Jukebox/FatCat