The Fatty Acids

Most new bands looking to book their first shows end up reaching out to local music clubs, but Milwaukee’s Fatty Acids took a more proactive approach, actually establishing its own underground venue in the basement of its Riverwest house. While the group has since branched out to bars situated outside its front door, The Fatty Acids returned to the basement to record their debut album, Stop Berries, Berries, And Berries, Berries, this winter. The record benefits from its homemade, lo-fi margins, full of songs that lament problems both personal and political with quirky, psych-synth eccentricity. -A.V. Club