At first glance, it may seem strange that one of Milwaukee’s most celebrated new bands has yet to release a full-length album. But The Delphines have always been a singles band, more comfortable firing off their slinky garage-pop in short three- or four-song bursts than settling in for the long haul. Their 2012 EP God Help The Delphines not only landed at #10 on our list of the 50 best Milwaukee albums of the 2010s (so far), it established them as the city’s finest short-form artists.
The prospect of a full-length Delphines album, then, is an interesting one. Can the band possibly sustain itself over the course of 10-12 songs? One listen to two tracks from The Delphines’ upcoming album, Hush, quickly answers that question: Of course they can. You can listen for yourself, only on Milwaukee Record.
Hush was recorded during the never-ending winter of 2013-14, in the basement of the old Klement’s Sausage factory, of all places. Of the two songs streaming below, “Feral” is classic Delphines—jagged, reverb- and eyeliner-drenched—while “Careless” updates a song first released as a single last year. The full album is set for a late-May release on Austin’s Thread Pull Records.