15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
LIMITED EDITION VINYL

TRYING TO
NEVER CATCH UP

PRE-ORDER

Available September 2019

Trying to Never Catch Up

Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Release

15 years ago we self-released our debut album, Trying to Never Catch Up, on CD. Today we're announcing PRE-SALE of a newly remastered, 180 gram vinyl release to commemorate the album that enabled our band to go above and beyond anything any of us had ever dreamed. 

Each pre-sale order will include an exclusive, pre-sale only edition t-shirt and a digital download code that will give you acces to the 15th Anniversary re-mastered album and previously unreleased material, including B-sides, live recordings and demos from the Trying to Never Catch Up era!

PRE-ORDER NOW!

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REUNION DATES ANNOUNCED!

Original members Drew Patrizi, John Farmer and Michael Kingcaid reunite with second generation members Jeremy Bruch and Jason Davis for three nights of shows in Houston and Austin! Advance sale tickets available NOW!

SHOWS

  • Sept. 12

    Continental Club Houston • (TICKETS)

    with Kelly Doyle, Vodi
  • Sept. 13

    Continental Club Austin • (TICKETS)

    with Will Courtney and The Wild Bunch, Altamesa
  • Sept. 14

    Antone's Austin • (TICKETS)

    with Star Parks, PR Newman

MUSIC

Trying to Never Catch Up

What Doesn't Kill Us

You Can't Fall Off the Floor

VIDEO


MUSIC VIDEOS

Selling Yourself Short

idecide

The Jeopardy of Contentment

Sultan

Gone and Done It Now

BLOOPERS

Sultan (Outtakes)

Gone and Done It Now (Outtakes)

LIVE

Cheap Wine

(Live @ Antone’s, 1.7.12) *from the WMMF - Live @ Antone’s Tour Gigs DVD

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around

(Tom Petty cover, Live @ Emo’s, 1.3.09) *featuring Kathleen Edwards

When My Time Comes

(Dawes cover, Live @ Free Press Summer Fest, 8.9.09)

Poised and Ready

(Brendan Benson cover, Live @ Warehouse Live, 12.11.09)

TOUR VLOGS

What Doesn't Kill Us

Tour Vlog, Episode 1

Tour Vlog, Episode 2

Tour Vlog, Episode 3

DisasTour '08, Chapter 1

DisasTour '08, Chapter 2

DisasTour '08, Chapter 3

MISC

VDub Sessions, Episode 71

You May Be Right

(Billy Joel Cover, Live @ Deep Rock Drive, 2008)


STORE

VINYL

TRYING TO NEVER CATCH UP | LTD. ED. 2LP

WMMF | Live at Antone's | January 7, 2012 | DVD
$30
(Ships September 2019)

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CD

Trying to Never Catch Up

WMMF | Trying to Never Catch Up

$10

What Doesn't Kill Us

WMMF | What Doesn't Kill Us
$10

You Can't Fall Off the Floor

WMMF | You Can't Fall Off the Floor
$10 

DVD

WMMF - Live at Antone's | January 7, 2012

WMMF | Live at Antone's | January 7, 2012 | DVD
$15

ABOUT

What Made Milwaukee Famous has been a stalwart of the Austin music scene since their inception in 2003. Singer/Songwriter Michael Kingcaid has employed a diverse range of musicians in the past decade, priding the band on not being backed into any corners, stylistically. With the release of their first two records, Trying to Never Catch Up and What Doesn’t Kill Us, on Seattle’s Barsuk imprint, the band was touted for their abilities to channel strong musicianship and diverse songwriting into instantly, addictive hooks. The third album, You Can’t Fall Off The Floor expounds even further their penchant for sonic exploration, never to adhere to the limits of genre-specific expectations.  Their “elegant pop” (Billboard) has landed them on the bill at a number of the mammoth festivals including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Sasquatch, SXSW and Lollapalooza, highlighted by a taping on PBS’s prestigious Austin City Limits with Franz Ferdinand. They have also shared the stage with the likes of Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, The National, Snow Patrol, The Walkmen, TV on the Radio, and the Pretenders to name a few; a testament to the band’s musical diversity and mutual respect with other artists in the industry. 

WMMF dusts off their veteran stripes to return in honor of the 15th anniversary of their debut, Trying to Never Catch Up, to offer up a peek into the process of a fledgling, indie rock band on the cusp of finding their ever-evolving sound.  With the bar being set higher and higher with each subsequent release, What Made Milwaukee Famous are destined to etch their scores into the fabric of musical history. 

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