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Liquid Mike announce new album, share “Mouse Trap”

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Marquette, Michigan’s Mike Maple has been making crunchy, fuzzy, hooky indie rock as the frontman of Liquid Mike for a little more than three years now. His music draws from a few ’90s influences (Weezer, Superchunk and Teenage Fanclub come to mind) with a decidedly Midwest sensibility and sense of humor. The band have been […]

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Marquette, Michigan’s Mike Maple has been making crunchy, fuzzy, hooky indie rock as the frontman of Liquid Mike for a little more than three years now. His music draws from a few ’90s influences (Weezer, Superchunk and Teenage Fanclub come to mind) with a decidedly Midwest sensibility and sense of humor. The band have been Robert Pollard prolific in their short lifespan so far — they released their self-titled fourth album earlier this year, and that was in addition to a handful of other singles and EPs.

This year’s S/T raised their profile and they’ll be back in early 2024 with their fourth album, Paul Bunyan’s Sling Shot. While full details have not been announced, they have shared the album’s first single, “Mouse Trap,” which ran with a Stereogum feature on the band. “Paul Bunyan’s Slingshot is an obscure sightseeing/art piece this guy in Gladstone, MI made a while ago before some teenager drunkenly cut it in half one night,” Maple told Stereogum. “I’ve always thought it was funny how many Midwest towns claim to be the home of Paul Bunyan or have some sort of connection to him because they’re always the smallest little towns. The album is about living in a place like that.”

“Mouse Trap” is equal parts catchy and heavy in that mid-’90s alt rock way and you can listen to that, along with this year’s S/T, below.

Liquid Mike’s only upcoming show is this Thursday (10/26) at Pike Room @ Crofoot in Pontiac, MI with PONY and Rare Candy.

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